He was benched again for the midweek Champions League clash with Juventus, but Zidane maintains that the 28-year-old remains part of his plans past the end of the season, telling reporters: "My feeling is that Bale is going to stay at Real Madrid next season".
"Players want to play in every game. He's still an important player, and despite not playing in three games we still have big games coming up". We know what a good player he is and what he has done.
The Egyptian has been pivotal in Liverpool's fortune this season as they are close to secure a semi-final spot in the Champions League albeit a 3-o trashing of league leaders Manchester City at Anfield. He is an important player.
"We are delighted that Real Madrid and Samsung bet on Twitter to bring quality video content that is very interesting for our users", said Simone Tomassetti, director of sports for Twitter in Europe.
"He's been training and he's not going to let his motivation levels drop off".
"The derby is always a special match".
"I'm the coach but I'm also a football fan, when I see something like that. that's why Ronaldo is different from others because he can do that kind of thing".
Defender Nacho will miss out for Real as he has not recovered from a muscle problem suffered against Los Palmas.