Gareth Bale as fueled speculations about his future after admitting that he is "more excited" playing for Wales than Real Madrid.
Bale has not featured for Real Madrid since the 4-2 win over Granada back on October 5 with reports from Spain noting that he is getting more stick after turning up for international duty despite not playing for Los Blancos.
The star has not featured since scoring in Wales’ 1-1 draw against Croatia on October 13 after sustaining a calf injury in the closing stages of the Euro 2020 qualifier.
After Zinedine Zidane tried to force out Bale in the summer, the 30-year-old was asked if playing for Wales gave him more "joy", "Yes definitely. It’s like playing with your mates down the park on a Sunday. I’ve been with most of the older players since we were in Under-17s.
"It’s normal - with Wales, I’m speaking my own language and feel more comfortable. I definitely have a bit more excitement playing with Wales. But it doesn’t change what I give on the pitch. I always give 100% on the pitch wherever I am."