NEWS | 29/10/2019 | Alberto Navarro | PHOTOGRAPHER: Helios de la Rubia"The return after the break is not more difficult because in the end, it is what it is and we adapt to the fixtures", added the Real Madrid coach.
"Everyone knows that bad experiences are part of a coach's life, but for me when there are difficult moments, I prefer to think it's a new match. There are three points at stake, and we're prepared and ready to win".
25th anniversary of Raúl's debut
"He's a coach and he's doing things slowly and calmly. I played with him and he’s been an important part of this great club. The 25th anniversary of his debut means that we're all older. He's learning from his work, naturally, and one day he'll coach Real Madrid.
"A lot of things are said and we think that Bale is a player who is here, who puts in a lot of effort and trains well. He's important for this squad and for the club. When he's not available, he's not available because he's got something and that's it. There's a lot of talk and a lot of things said. When he's ready and 100%, we'll see. He's focussed on playing well for the team.
His trip to London
"He went to London on a personal matter and with the permission of the club. He talked to the club because he has a right to personal things. You have to ask the club for permission, which is the most important thing. He also went because he’s not available. It's a very simple matter. He asked the club for permission and the club gave it to him.
Will Bale leave in January?
"He's never talked about leaving. If he can train, he trains and if he can play, he plays. In fact, he’s played a lot of games. I talked to him and James in the match with Brugge and they were not available. He stayed in the summer and it's better for everyone. He's here and he's happy to be here. It's impossible to lose the desire. I don't think about offers coming in.