Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari will find it exaggerated that the outside world focuses on Gareth Bale. The attacker refused to applaud when he Sunday the winning goal in the away game against Levante (1-2).
“What is internally discussed, remains private,” said Solari at his press conference in the run-up to the return of Wednesday in our own home against FC Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.
Bale was the last day the subject of conversation in Spanish media. He received some criticism after he took advantage of penalty kick against Levante just before time decreased to the half way line.
“I can understand that you are so to want to watch and that the media is concerned with what they think is needed, but we focus only on the competitions”, wild Solari little lost on the issue.
Bale is under Solari little to play. He was standing in the last eight matches of Real only two times in the basis, including in the heenwedstrijd of two weeks ago, on a visit to Ajax in the eighth finals of the Champions League.
“You can have the focus put upon it, but also on the sequence that we have constructed to three leagues to stay active or how these players are already more than 1,000 days the best of Europe. Something out of the ordinary where we have over fifty years of talk about it.”
Gareth Bale refused Sunday to cheer after his winning goal for Real Madrid in the away game against Levante (1-2). ()
‘Fear is a word that does not exist in football’
Real comes Wednesday in the person of Lionel Messi, the man in form. The superstar shone on Saturday with a hat-trick in FC Barcelona (2-4) won the top match against Sevilla.
“Or we fear for Messi? Fear is a word that does not exist in football. We will do everything to ensure the victory address, because we have all much need to win to get here,” said Solari.
“We have a great race ahead of you and should now not be distracted by randzaken. The first match was good, and we are one hundred percent focused on the return. And so is Gareth, like all of the other players.”
At Barcelona could be Jasper Cillessen under the bar. The first goalkeeper of the Dutch national football team is fully recovered from a kuitblessure him a few weeks to the hand held.
The return between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in the Copa del Rey begins Wednesday at 21: 00 hours in Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. Both aartsrivalen three days later, again facing each other in Madrid, but then in competition.