ZINEDINE ZIDANE has declared that Gareth Bale will "always be important" to Real Madrid. The Welsh ace has fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu as speculation continues regarding his future. The French boss has left Bale out of the squad for three of Real Madrid's last four matches. He featured for just 14 minutes during the 3-1 victory against Leganes on Wednesday. Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash against Alaves, Zidane said: "He will always be important in the team and is in the process of getting himself right. "A player always misses out, I am not thinking of one or two but all the players.