Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is adamant he will not regret naming Gareth Bale in his beginning XI for Sunday's 3-2 defeat against Barcelona irrespective of the Wales international's renewed injury problems.
The 27-year-old missed Madrid's recent clashes with Sporting Gijon and Bayern Munich resulting from a muscular challenge, but somewhat surprisingly featured in the start in this weekend's Clasico.
Bale did not last extended, although, as Zidane was forced to replace the winger shortly ahead of half-time following what appeared to become a recurrence of a calf injury.
The attacker's latest fitness problems could see him miss the decisive stages from the 2016-17 campaign, but Zidane insists it was the ideal choice to select him.
"Gareth mentioned he was fine and eager to play. I usually do not regret it," said the Frenchman.
"I am disappointed for him due to the fact he wanted to play and that is something we cannot handle.
"Monday we are going to possess a look and see what injury he has and I hope he will not be out extended."
The loss - sealed by Lionel Messi's last-gasp strike - saw Madrid slip to second, although they have a game in hand on new leaders Barca.the best place to buy fut 17 coins at fifacoinsbuy, 24/7 online help, buy now!