Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane named five of his strong performers in a 0-0 draw with Barcelona on Wednesday evening.
Zidane chose Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Fede Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane for the praise.
Bale was a kind of surprise inclusion in the first XI and Zidane was very pleased with his performance, given that it was only the eighth league game this season in which he had started.
The Welsh winger also saw an excluded effort for offside in the second period.
“Everyone played well. Bale hadn’t played much and he had a great game.
“[Toni] Kroos and Fede [Valerde] in his place, Raphael [Varane], Sergio [Ramos]… everyone [played well].
“The team has made a big change. When you play a game like this at this stadium… we deserve a little more, ”said Zidane at a press conference after the game.