By Chris Wheeler for MailOnline
Published: 17:50 BST, 16 July 2018 | Updated: 17:50 BST, 16 July 2018
Bale's discontent at the Bernabeu over a lack of playing time came to a head in May when he suggested it might be time to leave Spain after a match-winning performance off the bench to help Real win the Champions League for the third year in a row.
'I'm disappointed not to start the game,' said Bale after inspiring a 3-1 win over Liverpool in Kiev.
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