Zinedine Zidane seems to have changed his mind about the status of Gareth Bale with Real Madrid.

Zidane previously spoke openly about wanting Real Madrid to part ways with Bale.

“It seemed Bale was going to leave but today he is here with us,” Zidane said in a press conference before Real’s opening La Liga match against Celta Vigo. “The dynamics are changing, things are changing. From now on I will rely on him as on others.

“I will rely on all the players who are here. He has his place, he is an important player and I hope all the players will make the task of choosing a team difficult.”