Real Madrid boss Zidane: Barcelona UCL exit doesn't change our season

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Furthermore, the report from Diario Gol states that Zidane isn't sure if Raphael Varane will continue on at Real Madrid next season and that he views de Ligt as an apt replacement for the World Cup victor. "I'm the Real Madrid coach and he does his job, that's it". Bale sat out the game against Villarreal and did so again away to Real Sociedad which Real Madrid lost.

Zidane had refused to be drawn on comments from Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett that a transfer would be possible if a large offer were made at the end of the season.

Fox Sports reports that Zidane believes the Gabonese global would be a ideal signing for Real Madrid since the club doesn't want to spend up to 100 million euros to sign Bale's replacement at Santiago Bernabeu.

Several clubs in the Premier League are already reportedly interested in Bale with Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea all keen on the player.

The Welshman has been linked with a return to the Premier League this summer and has been left out of the 19-man squad to face Real Sociedad, the second time he failed to make the cut for Zinedine Zidane in as many matches. "It's what I have to do with all of the players, but it stays internal".

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Zidane admits his side, who have finished top in just two of the last 11 seasons, need to place greater importance on the league.

The fact of the matter is that ever since Zidane's returned, he's constantly been asked about the future of players who were relegated to the bench under Santiago Solair.

"It is the day to day and allows you to do well in the Champions League and the domestic cup", he said.

On the situation regarding Pogba, Zidane replied: "Every coach and football lover likes good players. We will see what we are going to do next year, but at the moment he has had minutes and he has done well".

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