Zinedine Zidane says Gareth Bale is "desperate" to play in a Champions League homecoming against Juventus as debate rages over Real Madrid's starting XI for Saturday's showdown.
The pressure is on Real boss Zidane to choose between Madrid's record signing or stick with in-form Isco, who has scored five goals and notched three assists in his last eight games.
Zidane insists he would not be swayed by popular opinion. "It's normal that there's this debate. They're both very important players and everyone can give their opinion but it's not going to influence me. The most important thing is that everyone is available and prepared for the game."
"Gareth doesn't need to tell me anything. He is ready, he is back with us and he is absolutely desperate to play because it is his home. We know what type of player Isco is - he showed that throughout the season - but the important thing is that all our players are in top form, " said the Frenchman.
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