Gareth Bale has admitted to playing with “anger” after Zinedine Zidane attempted to force him out of Real Madrid in the summer, but the Wales forward insists he will not let it distract him when playing for club or country.
The 30-year-old had been told he could leave the Spanish giants after falling out of favour under Zidane, but he has since forced his way back into the Frenchman’s plans after a move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning fell through.
Bale is expected to feature for Wales in their European Qualifier against Slovakia on Thursday, live on Sky Sports, and said he is not unsettled about his future.
“You play with a lot of emotion. Anger comes into it of course, but I haven’t got anything to clear my mind about.
“I try and give my best whether here [with Wales] or in Madrid and I will continue to do that.”
Wales boss Ryan Giggs believes Bale’s return to the Real Madrid starting XI can help the national side in their European qualification bid.