Zidane: I don't know if Bale is focused

Gareth Bale's focus was questioned by Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane after Sunday's loss to Rayo Vallecano.

Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale   -  Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane is unsure if Gareth Bale is focused at Real Madrid as the coach apologised for his side's shock loss to Rayo Vallecano.

Madrid's poor La Liga season continued with a surprise 1-0 defeat away to Rayo, which climbed off the bottom of the table.

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Bale started up front but was unable to have an impact and, with questions over the Welshman's future, Zidane said he was unsure about the 29-year-old's commitment.


"I don't know if Bale is focused," he told a news conference.

"You'll have to ask him."

Adri Embarba's first-half penalty was enough for Rayo, which kept its slim chances of survival alive, while Madrid is set to finish third.

Zidane, who returned to the helm last month, blasted Madrid for its display at the Estadio de Vallecas.

"We haven't found the goal. We didn't do anything from the first minute to the end – at all levels, not only at the goal level," he said.

"We haven't had anything and we haven't played anything. We have to be very angry.

"I'm very angry because our image today has been bad. I am responsible, not just the players.

"You have to apologise for everything we did today."

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