Bale and Isco can play together - Zidane

Bale and Isco can play together - Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was in no
mood to confirm whether Isco or Gareth Bale will
start in Saturday's Champions League final against
Juventus, but suggested that both players could
make his XI.
Although Isco has been in sublime form in the
closing stages of the 2016-17 campaign, the Spain
international is in danger of losing his starting
berth to Bale following the Welshman's return from
injury.
Bale has not featured since the LaLiga defeat at the
hands of Barcelona on April 23, but recently
resumed squad training after shrugging off a calf
problem.
"It is a difficult decision. I have 23 players and I
can only pick 11. Some players who have had an
extraordinary year might not make the starting XI,
this is the hardest thing for me," Zidane said at a
news conference on Tuesday.
"It is only normal there is a debate about whether
Isco or Bale will start because they are both great
players.
"We are happy that Bale has recovered and is with
the team again. Bale is hugely motivated to play
because the final is in Cardiff. But all the players
will be motivated.
"Isco and Bale can play together. They have done
so a number of times this season. They are both in
good form heading into the final, although Bale has
played fewer minutes.
"We all know what Isco can do and how he has
performed in the last few months. He deserves to
play in the final, but so do all the others. They all
deserve to play, but they cannot all play."

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