Work on the delayed €525 million revamp of Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium will begin as soon as possible after the end of the season, president Florentino Perez has said. "To talk of a clearout, for me, is a lack of respect".
His second game for the club got off to a hard start as the 20-year-old was forced to pick the ball out of the net in the third minute, after being beaten by a thumping drive by Cucho Hernandez.
"I can tell you he is very happy here, has been here eight years, has done phenomenal so far". We had a tough time in the middle of the season where we had to fight.
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"We are facing one of the great projects of the future for Real Madrid, and, of course, it will be also for the city of Madrid".
"Gareth Bale has to face whistles, just as I did, but he has the personality to overcome this and show his talent", Zidane said.
"The new Santiago Bernabeu stadium will entail an important improvement for the club, but also for its surroundings". He is a good player and we always ask more from him.