Following his transfer saga at Real Madrid, Wales manager Ryan Giggs admits he is pleased Gareth Bale has forced his way back into the first-team.
Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane publicly admitted that the Welshman is no longer in his plans, "The club is negotiating with a team he could play for. If Bale leaves tomorrow, it'll be best for everyone." Bale was on the brink of a £1m-a-week move to Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning, although the switch collapsed at the final hurdle.
Giggs admitted that he is pleased with Bale fighting his way back into the first team, "You can't take anything for granted in football because it can change quite quickly. You can be on top of the world and then get an injury or miss a chance and then it turns. Or vice-versa.
"You can go through a bad time and then score a fluky goal and everything turns around. You have to work hard like I said about Gareth. When you do that usually good things happen. I kept in touch with him, not every day but just to see if he was all right. It's obviously positive at the moment.
"He played at the weekend and did really well and it looks like he's staying now. I've always said he's at a fantastic club but probably a couple of weeks ago we wouldn't have seen this situation. It was a strange situation but hopefully now it's sorted out, Gareth stays and he plays games."