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Real Madrid coach Zidane: Am I to blame for Bale and James not succeeding?

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is eager to move on from Gareth Bale's departure.

The Tottenham loan signing has had a dig at Real management for not supporting him when home fans would "whistle me".

Zidane declared, "Gareth Bale's last words? Nothing to say. I wish him good luck with what lies ahead. As for us, we will get started and that's it.

"My share of responsibility for the departures of young people or players like Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez who do not succeed? I do not think it is. All the players you tell me about have been successful here or abroad. That some play more than others is my fault.

"But as far as the players you are talking about, I think they were successful at Real Madrid."

Like Bale, James Rodriguez also left Real for England this month and has starred with new club Everton so far this season.

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