Bale can play everywhere, says Solari

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Real Madrid interim head coach Santiago Solari has hailed the positional versatility of Wales star Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale's versatility makes him a key asset for Real Madrid, says interim coach Santiago Solari.

Bale recorded a goal and assist in Wednesday's 5-0 Champions League win away to Viktoria Plzen, scoring his first Madrid goal since September.

The Wales star has often struggled to find his best position at Madrid, often finding himself sidelined with former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo previously favoured, but Solari feels Bale's ability to play in a number of different positions is vital.

"I like him everywhere," Solari told a news conference ahead of Sunday's La Liga meeting with Celta Vigo.

"He has conditions to play on the left, on the right or centre forward, midfielder even on the left side.

"What he has to do is tear up the pitch every time he goes out, just like he did the other day against Viktoria Plzen, who played a great game."

Reports have suggested the Celta Vigo match could be Solari's last game in charge before Madrid make a permanent appointment, with the international break coming up.

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But Solari, who has overseen three wins from three since stepping in for the sacked Lopetegui, is not worried about the future.

"Every game is crucial, because many things, if you lose points you cannot get them back, we can only think about the next game," he said. 

"I focus on that and I think that it's good that everyone only focus on that, we cannot think about further in the future, it's not our job, the job of the ones closer to the field is to be fully focused on the next game."

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