Gareth Bale is very close to a comeback after he recovered from an injury of a calf strain, as per Santiago Solari who is at present the coach of Real Madrid. Gareth has not played any match since he ruptured his calf in a match against Villarreal on 3rd January but the player has now resumed very light training by the end of this week.
Real play Girona on the last Thursday in the 1st leg of quarterfinals of Copa Del Rey before they will be facing Espanyol in the league of La Liga which will take place on Sunday. Santiago will definitely hope in order to have Gareth at full-fledged fitness once again for the Derby City against the club of Atletico Madrid on 9th February, with a tie in Champions League against the club of Ajax in order to come 4 days later.
Madrid managed to deliver their best performance of this season to defeat Sevilla on the last weekend, an outcome that also moved them up to the 3rd position on the points table. However, they are still 10 points behind the club of Barcelona who are the leaders at present. Santiago is not fearful to leave out some of the key players in order to improve the performance of the team. And Isco is yet to begin a game of league under the gamut of Argentinian while on the other hand Marcelo has recently been dropped for the last 2 matches.