Real Madrid wingback Marcelo says Walsh winger Gareth Bale is not important following Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Real Betis.
Bale missed this weekend’s trip to Betis due to a calf problem and was replaced by James Rodriguez at the Benito Villamarin.
The Colombia international provided the assist for Karim Benzema’s equaliser, but could not prevent Madrid from spilling points.
“It would be unfair to say that we missed Bale when you look at the squad we have,” Marcelo told the club’s official website. “James had a great game, he worked very hard, just as the whole team did.
“We’ve got enough in the squad to play well when one player is out injured, although of course Bale is a great player.”
“In the first half, in the opening minutes we weren’t on it, but after that we saw a totally different Real Madrid performance. We saw that physically we are in good condition. Games like this one are very tiring, but we have a plan, and we’re going to follow it.”