Gareth Bale was booed and jeered by the Real Madrid fans, but Zidane insists he still remains a key memeber of the squad.
Real Madrid played a 2-2 draw against Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu and Bale was paid too much attention by the fans.
Marco Asensio was the hero for Madrid, as the Wales international played second fiddle to the Spain international who scored Madrid’s two goals.
“He’s a key player in the squad. Gareth is Gareth. We keep working hard and we rely on Gareth, just as is the case with the other players,” Zidane said.
“Gareth’s situation is good. He had scoring opportunities but did not convert them. We’re going to keep working on this.
“I can’t criticise my players, quite the contrary. I’m very happy with their work.”