Zidane responds after Bale scores in win over Arsenal

first_imgZinedine Zidane praised Gareth Bale’s goalscoring performance against Arsenal but insisted nothing had changed with the Real Madrid outcast.Bale came off the bench to rescue Madrid in the International Champions Cup, scoring from close range to bring his side back into the match after they trailed 2-0 at half-time courtesy of goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Tipped to leave Madrid this summer, Bale sat out the loss to Bayern Munich, with Zidane confirming after the match that the club were looking to offload the winger this summer.  Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? That sparked a war of words between the club and the player’s representative, with agent Jonathan Barnett​ calling Zidane “a disgrace​” before the Real Madrid boss insisted that he had not disrespected the Wales international.Zidane also claimed that Bale did not play against Bayern because he didn’t want to, leading to suggestions that he may have played his last game for the club.But he was surprisingly involved in Maryland after Zidane claimed the 30-year-old was close to departing the Santiago Bernabeu, scoring early in the second half to spark a comeback in a match that Madrid eventually won on penalties.Despite scoring in the game, Zidane insists nothing has changed in terms of Bale’s future, leaving open the possibility that the former Tottenham winger could be on the move before the start of the new season. Asked about Bale’s performance on Tuesday, Zidane – who saw Nacho Fernandez sent off in the ninth minute for a handball – told reporters: “He has played a good game and I am happy for him. As I am for everyone.”He is with us and we will continue working. We played well 10 against 11 and were better with 10 against 10. I don’t know what will happen. He wanted to play and the other day he didn’t.”I haven’t talked to him. He has trained normally and that’s why he played. Nothing has changed, you know what the situation is like.”The club’s ICC commitments for the year will come to an end on Friday, when they take on rivals Atletico Madrid in New Jersey before heading to Germany to play in the Audi Cup.They will face Tottenham in the semi-final of that pre-season competition on July 30 before another friendly clash with RB Salzburg on August 7.Zidane and his side kick-off their 2019-20 Liga campaign with an away fixture against Celta Vigo on August 17.last_img read more

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Be a Matcha Matcha Man and Whip Up These 4 Matcha Cocktails

first_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smash 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 2 oz sake1 oz St-Germain0.5 oz coconut & matcha powder syrup1 whole eggMethod: Add all the ingredients into a shaker and dry shake with no ice to emulsify the egg then add ice shake vigorously and strain into a glass. Add a pinch of matcha powder as a garnish.(Green in the Afternoon, Green Blossom, and Matcha Flip all created by St-Germain Global Ambassador, Camille Ralph Vidal)Goodnight JulepFood Photographer/Getty Images(Created by Nitecap, New York City)3 oz sparkling wine5 oz chamomile-infused Encanto Pisco0.25 oz St. Germain1 tsp cane syrup2 dashes Cecil & Merl Matcha Bitters5-6 mint leavesMethod: Take your julep tin and rub the mint leaves around the glass. Discard mint. Add all ingredients and swizzle with crushed ice. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with a lavish mint bouquet, matcha powder, and powdered sugar.Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Manual’s larger Journey to Japan travel guide. Over the course of a month, our writers had the pleasure of experiencing Japan in its many forms, from high-rise bars in Tokyo to traditional tea-ceremonies in Kyoto. We hope this series of articles will not only inform, but inspire you to take your own trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. Walk into any hipster coffee shop in the nation now and you’re going to see matcha. It’s the stuff that looks like green cocaine, but isn’t (well, literally, at least). Matcha is, in fact, ground-up green tea. Before harvesting, these green tea leaves are shade-grown, which produces more caffeine and another compound, theanine, which are both why matcha is praised for its energy-giving abilities. When they’re finally on their way to process, the stems and veins are also removed.As with the best ingredients, matcha is versatile — it’s  great for cocktails. I mean, who doesn’t want a healthy caffeine boost when they’re drinking? Below, we’ve gathered some great matcha cocktails to tempt your palates. (As an added bonus, all four cocktails contain one of our favorite liqueurs: St-Germain.)Don’t usually carry matcha in the house? Pick some up here.Green in the Afternoon 0.5 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur0.25 oz limoncello2 dashes of absinthePinch of matcha powerSparkling wineMethod: Add to ingredients to a flute glass, top up with sparkling wine, and stir gently.Green BlossomBrent Hofacker/123RF0.75 oz tequila0.75 oz St-Germain0.5 oz matcha power mixed with water (1 to 1)0.5 oz cloudy apple juice0.25 oz lemon juiceMethod: Shake ingredients with ice and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a green apple slice. Matcha Flip Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Knowlast_img read more

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