Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has made it clear that Gareth Bale remains a vital member of his squad, after he was booed on Sunday by the home supporters.
Bale was the subject of taunts from the Santiago Bernabeu crowd, following their 2-2 draw with Valencia in La Liga.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a return to the Premier League with Manchester United, but Zidane insists he is going nowhere.
“He’s a key player in the squad. Gareth is Gareth. We keep working hard and we rely on Gareth, just as is the case with the other players,” Zidane said.
“Gareth’s situation is good. He had scoring opportunities but did not convert them. We’re going to keep working on this.
“I can’t criticise my players, quite the contrary. I’m very happy with their work.”