Zinedine Zidane prepares to set up his side without the crocked Gareth Bale, he admitted he had no answer as to why the Welshman has been so unlucky with injury.
Zidane insisted that the forward will not be rushed back from injury and isn’t too worried yet about the persistent fitness problems the player is suffering from, while also brushing off suggestions that he should have been sold in the summer.
Asked if he ever regretted not coaching Barcelona or any other side, Zidane’s response was unequivocal.
“I have a white heart,” he said.
“I’m here now, I only think about what I’m doing now, and playing was the same.”
Atletico Madrid take on Barcelona in the game of the weekend, but the Frenchman isn’t interested in the goings on elsewhere.
“I want to win our game,” he explained.