By Ben Nagle for MailOnline
Published: 06:25 BST, 19 August 2019 | Updated: 06:29 BST, 19 August 2019
Gareth Bale's Real Madrid team-mates have backed the Welshman to succeed at the Bernabeu despite a summer of uncertainty in which he came close to leaving.
He fell out with boss Zinedine Zidane and almost headed to China on a stunning £1million-a-week deal, but was back in the team for Real's La Liga opener.
After a topsy-turvy summer, Bale has now been praised by two of his team-mates, with Casemiro and Thibaut Courtois sending Zidane a clear message about what the players think.
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