The coach of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, confirmed Tuesday that the Colombian James Rodriguez and the welsh Gareth Bale are ready to play and available for the game of Copa del Rey against the modest Unionists of Salamanca, third division.
“The other day they had a bit of discomfort, but yes, they are both, trained normally and are there to play,” he said. Zidane in the press conference prior to Wednesday’s meeting in the field of Unionists.
The white coach did not, however, advance if both will play on Wednesday against the modest opponent of the round of 16 Copa del Rey.
Bale and James, ready to play …
Bale, affected by a respiratory “infection”, did not travel to Saudi Arabia in the second week of January to dispute the Spain Supercup, which won the white team, and was not last Saturday in the game of League against him Seville (victory 2-1).
James, meanwhile, has barely counted since he returned to the white team after finishing his assignment in the Bayern Munich.
The Colombian was also affected by a sprained internal ligament of the left knee that made him miss the last month and a half of 2019 competition.
So far this season, the Colombian has barely played 10 games with the Real Madrid, counting all competitions, in which he has scored a goal.
James, which was not on Saturday against Seville in League, disputed his last encounter with the Real Madrid on January 8 in the semifinal of the Super Cup from Spain that he Real Madrid won 3-1 at Valencia in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).