Solari: Bale issue is an internal matter

first_imgSantiago Solari says he will deal with Gareth Bale in private after the Real Madrid forward reportedly left their loss to Real Sociedad early.Bale was not in the squad for Sunday’s 2-0 La Liga defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu as the Wales international is sidelined by a calf injury.But with Madrid slipping to a sixth loss of the league season, Bale was pictured driving away from the stadium with more than 10 minutes to go. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Although Bale starred at the Club World Cup with a hat-trick in the semi-final against Kashima Antlers, his La Liga form has been mixed.The 29-year-old has only scored one league goal since September 1 and has again been linked with a move away from Madrid.Solari, though, would not reveal whether or not Bale will be punished for leaving the Sociedad match before full-time when he spoke to reporters ahead of Wednesday’s Copa del Rey tie at home to Leganes.”The fact that Bale left the Bernabeu is something to be solved inside the dressing room,” Solari told a news conference.2018 has been a great year. Onwards and upwards and here’s to 2019. Happy New Year!— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) December 31, 2018Solari was left frustrated by VAR after the technology was not used to award Vinicius Jr a penalty during his side’s defeat to La Real, which left Madrid fifth in the table and 10 points behind leaders Barcelona.And the under-pressure coach again hit out at the use of VAR ahead of Leganes’ visit for the first leg of their last-16 tie.”It all depends on the rules being more clear than the technology,” he added.”If the rules are applied in the same way then it doesn’t really clear things up.”Sometimes as a spectator, I don’t understand how it works. They will perfect it.”The other days they were not complaints, just us defending ourselves, which is our right.”Solari is unsure whether Brahim Diaz, who joined the club from Manchester City this week, will be available to face Leganes.”Brahim is fine, very happy to join Real Madrid,” he continued. “He made a great choice picking the number 21 [also worn by Solari at Madrid].”It will depend on administrative paperwork, I’d imagine.”last_img read more

President to meet GECOM today

President David Granger is scheduled to meet with the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission along with the six Commissioners.The meeting is slated for this morning at the Ministry of the Presidency.This was confirmed by several commissioners.Reports suggest that the meeting is regarding the setting of a date for elections.The meeting comes just before the High Court rules on the challenge against the house-to-house registration exercise and before the Commission’s first meeting which is slated for August 15 – after the court ruling.In an invited comment, Opposition Leader Bharrat said the Opposition would also like a meeting with GECOM.“I am glad that the entire Commission is meeting with the President . As a holder of the constitutional office of Leader of the opposition I intend to request a meeting with the Commission . I expect the Chairperson and commissioners will want to hear our views too.”“As regards the President naming a date in mid December for elections (as reported by local news entity Demerara Waves) would mean that the President will be acting in flagrant disregard of the CCJ’s ruling and in violation of article 106 of our Constitution .“If this is true it would seem that it is designed to influence the use of what we know would be flawed list emerging from a rushed , unscrutinized house to house registration that will deregister tens of thousands of Guyanese voters . This will result in chaos in Guyana.”Jagdeo posited that the Elections Commission should be guided “not by the unilateral action or unconstitutional desire of the President but by the primary law of our country.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPres. Granger hopes for GECOM’s position on early elections within a weekAugust 9, 2019In “latest news”Granger, Jagdeo exchange views on early electionsAugust 9, 2019In “latest news”Opposition Commissioners talk early elections with new GECOM ChairJuly 31, 2019In “latest news” read more