Zinedine Zidane responds to Gareth Bale's antics on the bench

Zinedine Zidane responds to Gareth Bale's antics on the bench

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has been seen fooling around on the bench several times in the last two games, something which his manager Zinedine Zidane has now commented on.

Last week, the Wales international pulled his face mask over his eyes and pretended to sleep whilst sat on the bench during Madrid’s victory over Alaves.

During Madrid’s 2-1 win over Granada, Bale was joking around again as he made a binoculars gesture with a roll of medical tape.

The 30-year-old, who is on a £600,000-a-week contract at Madrid, has now been left on the bench for the third game in a row and hasn’t featured for the Spanish club in their last five matches.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star's behavior in the stands, which some have labeled as distracting and disrespectful to the club amid their ongoing title challenge, have seen talks of his move away from the club merge once again.

When asked about Bale after Madrid’s win over Granada, Zidane said: "I have no complaints about Bale, absolutely none.

"We are all in this together and thinking about winning the remaining matches to win LaLiga."

Real Madrid are now just one win away from winning the LaLiga title after beating Garanda at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes.