The change in Bale: From rejecting Vazquez to celebrating with the whole team

Gareth Bale is smiling again, having regained his confidence with the return of Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid head coach.

The No.11 took advantage of a gift from Marcelo in the 77th minute to beat Ruben Blanco from close range.

In addition, in the first half he also hit the crossbar with a spectacular effort.

Bale combined with his teammates well, participated regularly in the side’s attacks, and celebrated goals with his teammates, too.

Gone is his bad attitude, which was on show after he netted during the game against Levante.

The Welshman scored a penalty to make it 2-1 on that occasion and went running to the centre of the field without wanting to acknowledge his teammates who had chased him, particularly Lucas Vazquez, in a bid to enjoy the moment.

That gesture reflected his estrangement from the rest of his teammates during Santiago Solari’s time in charge.

However, with the arrival of Zidane it seems that the attitude of the winger has changed.

Bale scored the second goal on Saturday after good play by Marcelo and celebrated the goal by embracing his teammates, something he hadn’t done previously.