Gareth Bale Not distracted by Madrid exit talk.
Gareth Bale says he is not distracted by continuing speculation over his future at club side Real Madrid.
The 30-year-old is “angry” and “fed up” at the Spanish giants and wants to leave the club, according to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Guillem Balague.
Bale says he is focused on Wales amid the latest speculation as he prepares to face Slovakia in Trnava on Thursday.
“I love meeting up with Wales, everyone knows that; I haven’t got anything to clear my mind about,” he said.
“We have a task at hand to try to qualify and this is a massive game. We want to put ourselves right back in the mix.”
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Bale had been set to join Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning on a three-year contract in the summer – earning a reported £1m a week – but Real cancelled the deal because they wanted a transfer fee.
In July, Real manager Zinedine Zidane said “we hope he leaves soon”, a comment to which Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett replied: “Zidane is a disgrace – he shows no respect for a player that has done so much for Real Madrid.”
Bale has returned to the Real team this season, scoring twice in seven matches as they have moved to the top of La Liga.
The forward downplayed the notion that he is “angry” when asked abut his current situation at Real Madrid.
“I think you play with a lot of emotion and anger comes into it of course, but I am just trying to play football, to enjoy it as much as I can and give my best, whether I am here or in Madrid,” he said.
“Whenever I step onto the pitch I give 100% to help the team and I will continue to do that Bale concluded on BBC LIVE COMMENTARY”.