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Zinedine Zidane unsure when injured Gareth Bale will return

Zinedine Zidane unsure when injured Gareth Bale will return

Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo have all served suspensions for Real Madrid in La Liga this season, but Zidane has no players banned for the trip to Getafe this weekend.

Zidane, who has won seven trophies already since taking over from Rafa Benitez in January last year, will be eager to secure a win across town at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez to keep his side on track after an indifferent start to the season in La Liga. While Theo Hernandez and Karim Benzema back in training after injuries, Toni Kroos is out with a bruised rib that worsened in the first of Germany's qualifiers in the past week.

Getafe have lost 14 of their last 15 La Liga games against Real Madrid (winning one), including the last seven in a row.

"He's had two things - an injury in Dortmund [Bale was substituted late on in Madrid's 3-1 Champions League victory] and then he's also felt something in his hamstring", he explained.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday he does not know when Gareth Bale will return from his latest calf problem as he faced repeated questions about the Wales international's future at the European champions. "I hope that tomorrow we can see that response and that connection that he has with Cristiano Ronaldo", the Real Madrid boss said. His favourite, for a long time, is Low, the German coach who could leave his post in 2018 to go to Real Madrid'.

"He's the first person that is bothered about this situation".

"I can't tell you when, I can't tell you how but he is getting better".

"He wanted to try and test his injury and something went".

"In the end they are two different things and that's what happened".

Carvajal, meanwhile, is certainly going to miss both games after having been diagnosed with a viral pericardium infection.

"I'm not a physio, I'm not a doctor".

"With the heart we can't take it lightly and we must be patient".

"I'm confident in the people that work here for me". "Kiko will play at Getafe and Moha and Belman will be in the squad".

"We want him at 100 percent - it could be a week still, or two, but his health is the most important".