Los Blancos boss: Bale is 'ultra professional'
Lopetegui wants Gareth Bale to play a key role for Madrid.
Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui is confident Gareth Bale has the quality to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo, who sealed a move to Juventus this summer.
With Ronaldo leaving the Bernabeu, Bale will be under pressure to impress this season, and Lopetegui is convinced the Welshman’s work ethic will help Los Blancos.
"We love that [Bale] is with us. He is so motivated with a lot of hope and he's been working well since the beginning of the season," Lopetegui told reporters ahead of Real's UEFA Super Cup showdown with Europa League holders and city rivals Atletico Madrid in Tallinn, skysports quoted.
"We are delighted with his attitude and his desire, he's an ultra professional who is training with the desire of a youth teamer. We are convinced he will have a great season."