Although Gareth Bale is not expected to return to training with the rest of his teammates until August 5th, the Wales striker knows that Real Madrid need him to play the Super Cup.
Under instructions from manager Zinedine Zidane, Bale has been given a specific work plan in order to reach fitness levels before meeting up with the players who have had a full pre-season.
Bale knows that his presence in the important match against Sevilla is essential for Real Madrid who already know they will be without Cristiano Ronaldo. Also, concerns remain for Karim Benzema who has not yet been able to debut this season due to physical problems.
Real Madrid know that the Welshman is making great efforts to be ready in time for the European Super Cup and hope that he may appear in the starting lineup to play a significant part in the game, despite not having match practise. However, the presence of Gareth Bale depends on the final decision to be taken by Zinedine Zidane.
Although lacking supervision from Los Blancos coaches, Gareth Bale has been taking full training, performing specific work in the gym with exercises in the field and shooting on goal.
But it is not all work and no play for Bale who is also taking advantage of his free time to practice another passion, golf. Which is why he chose a place like Marbella, where he can train and practice his hobbies at the same time.
His presence in the match against Sevilla is not the only news about Bale, who could further extend his contract with Real Madrid on return from his holidays. Bale knows that Real Madrid is the best place to grow as a player. In future, he could be the most important player for Real Madrid, should Cristiano Ronaldo decide to leave the club.