Begins to be more than a constant that the novelty with Bale is that he plays and not vice versa. In this busy month of January of Madrid, with two games in Arabia, two of Copa del Rey and three days of League, Bale has only been 142 minutes on the grass. And of them, 52 went against the Unionists in the round of 16 of the Cup. Where he scored for the first time since September 1, a goal that his teammates celebrated more than he did. The official excuse for that loss of prominence It has been first the infection he suffered just before he had to embark towards the Super Cup and then the sprained ankle he suffered in Salamanca. More firewood for your record injury record. But the team returned from Arabia and Bale trained normally, although then Zidane left him out. This Friday, more of the same: the Madrid 11 exercised with everyone … but Zizou excluded him from the call for the derby. The technical decision weighs more than the medical one, although the Marseilles coach is still grounded in his philosophy of not charging anyone on his staff. “Gareth is ours and I will always defend my players,” Zizou said before traveling to Zaragoza. Another thing is that, right now, the Frenchman feels comfortable dispensing with Bale. Even to attack a defense like Atlético and Oblak.The Tottenham option …Bale disappears from the photo while the Tottenham He has made some symbolic wink during the winter market, although there has been hardly any chance that he left Madrid. Nor was it the intention of the Welsh attacker himself, who prefers to wait for the summer to see what the market offers him and what needs to fulfill his aspirations. From England there was talk just at this closing of the market of a last movement of the Spurs almost desperate, something that has denied the football player’s own environment. Bale will stay until June, the only question is whether his role in Real Madrid will continue to decrease more and more … Gareth Bale has been disengaging from Real Madrid to the point that it no longer appears even in the matches of high rate. He has not entered the list for this Saturday’s derby and begins to stop being news that he does not participate in meetings like this. He always managed to be against Barcelona, Atlético and the great duels of the Champions League. Even that seems past for the Welshman. 2020 began by losing the media focus of the new Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia and will not be, again, against Atlético. In the Bernabéu, for more signs.