Gareth Bale Set to Make His Real Madrid Debut Against Villarreal, Says Carlo Ancelotti
Despite warnings from Wales manager Chris Coleman that Gareth Bale is not fit to play 90 minutes of a soccer match, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed today that Bale will play in tomorrow’s match between Real Madrid and Villarreal.
For viewers in the United States, the match will be shown live on beIN SPORT beginning at 3:55pm ET on Saturday.
While there’s no guarantee that Bale will start, and he may come on as a substitute instead, the former Tottenham Hotspur player has been settling well into training:
Plus reports are coming out today that Ancelotti said the following to the media:
“”Tottenham received offers higher than Real Madrid, but the desire of Bale and the hope to be here, made the difference.”
Does that mean that Manchester United put in a bid for Bale after all? If not, what other clubs were interested, do you think? And where do you think Bale will play in the Real Madrid side, as a left back or left winger? Or will Bale play on the right, pushing Ronaldo to the left? Give us your opinion in the comments section below.
Real Madrid currently sit in fourth position in La Liga with the same number of points as the three teams above them — Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal. The match between Real Madrid and Villarreal will be played at Villarreal’s Estadio El Madrigal.