The Welshman could be asked to revert to old after injury crisis at Los Blancos.
After making a world record £85.3m transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid, Gareth Bale is expected to make the winger’s debut against Villarreal on Saturday.
However, an injury crisis at the Santiago Bernabeu has seen both the club’s left-backs Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao become sidelined and head coach Carlo Ancelotti may ask Bale to fill in.
The Italian has already stated that the 24-year-old will have to be prepared to play anywhere and it is not a position the Wales international is unused to, as the former Spurs ace started his career at left-back when at Southampton.
“I’m just looking forward to getting on the pitch and wherever the manager puts me I’ll be giving 100 per cent,” Bale was quoted by the Mirror.
“We have to wait until the match day to see whether I’m picked or not but hopefully I can get my fitness up straight away and get a place in the team.
“I think being at Real Madrid there’s pressure to win every game and everybody knows that.
“We’re all working hard on training and working hard on the pitch to achieve our goals and win everything we can.”
After spending a world record fee for the forward it would however seem something of a waste if Ancelotti chose to play the Welshman in defence.
It’s more likely that with Bale having only just recovered from a slight knock himself, that the attacker starts on the bench and becomes involved later in the game.