Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane remains focussed on the UEFA Super Cup match between his side and Manchester United.
He refused to comment on reports suggesting United manager would bid for Gareth Bale if he is left out of the Madrid squad.
In his pre-match press conference of European Super Cup, Mourinho said if Bale is left out of the Real Madrid’s starting line-up in Tuesday’s final between the Red Devils and the Champions League winners, then he would step up Manchester United’s pursuit of the Welshman.
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Zidane however remained coy over Bale’s future.
“I think what’s important is that the player is feeling well,” Zidane said.
“On top of that, he’s had a lot of continuous training sessions with us and that’s what is the most important. At the end of last season it wasn’t easy for him, he was almost out for four months through injury but now he is very well, very concentrated, he trains with the team. What interests me and what is important for us is not what the coach said, it’s what we are going to do tomorrow. That is all”, he added.
Zidane refused to comment on Mourinho’s claims.
“He will prepare his team, I will prepare my team,” the Madrid coach said.
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“It’s the same thing with Cristiano [Ronaldo], we’ve also had stories there. I think that people seem to want to blow the story beyond proportion. We’re concentrated on what we’re doing and that’s what is really important”, he added.
Real Madrid, holders of Champions League will take on Europa League winners Manchester United on Tuesday night in the UEFA Super Cup.