Here is when Gareth Bale could get his first start after injury return

Real Madrid, Gareth Bale (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Gareth Bale (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

After what seems like ages, Gareth Bale has finally returned to training with the first-team squad and perhaps this is the best time for the Welshman to step up and get some playtime on the pitch. It appears that Carlo Ancelotti still trusts Bale, the star whom he signed in 2013 as the record most expensive player in the world of that time. The Italian manager believes that he could contribute to the team with all that is left in him.

Gareth has made his return to the squad list for the league game against Elche which will be played later today. Ancelotti wishes to redeem the player just like he recently did with Isco and Hazard who heroically saved Real Madrid from getting eliminated out of the Copa Del Rey.

His relationship with Ancelotti is robust and healthy, something which he could not quite enjoy while playing under Santiago Solari and Zinedine Zidane during the manager’s second reign at the club, hence the trust and playing time.

According to the words of Tomas Gonzalez Martin of ABC Deportes, Gareth Bale is expected to get a few minutes tonight along with Hazard, which is laughably the ideal “deadly” duo that Madridistas envisioned in 2019. Following the league game, Bale would be able to start in the Copa Del Rey quarterfinal that’ll be played against Athletic Club at San Mames.

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The absence of the Brazilian wingers Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo who are called up by Brazil for the world cup qualifiers guarantees the starting ticket to Gareth, who will be immensely relied upon to snatch away a win and advance in the competition.

In his pre-match interview, Carlo Ancelotti mentioned that Bale could be useful to Real in the second half of the season and I must say that all fans are eagerly waiting to witness that, which is although, highly improbable and unlikely.

The 32 years old is running down his contract with Real Madrid in July and is not expected to renew any further. In fact, he is even calculating the possibility to hang up his boots and retire from football depending upon what happens with his national team in the upcoming world cup play-offs.

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Regardless of the fact that the four-time Champions League winner will not be continuing with the club beyond this season, he would really want to end things with a positive note, some contribution, and of course, silverware.