"I am very happy", he said.
Asked to explain his impressive record in big matches, Zidane said: "I think it is the DNA of this club".
'We hope he is back with us in a short time. "With our second half, playing very well, keeping the ball from the opponent and the chances we had, it is clear that another goal would have been better".
Zidane was also full of praise for Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored his third and fourth Champions League goals of the season to take his career total to 100.
Yes, the former Manchester United youngster is the first man to reach 100 goals in European club competition, with 97 in the Champions League, two in the Super Cup, and one in Champions League qualifying.
Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich was seen as the flagship match of the quarterfinals of Champions League.
Bale scored latel to seal that 2-0 win over Espanyol, and two games later he struck again to start a 3-2 fightback at Villarreal. Vidal then missed a penalty kick late in the first half.
Bale's close friend Luka Modric is another who is unhappy with Ronaldo, believing him to be more focused on himself than the interests in the team.
Seeking their first league title since 2012, Madrid have a game in hand and a three-point lead over two-time defending champion Barcelona, who host sixth-place Real Sociedad later tomorrow.
"We had the game under control in the first-half, but we losed our efficiency after the break".
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Meanwhile, Bayern forward Thomas Muller said they were pleased in the end to come away with a one-goal deficit.
After a hard loss, Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti was quoted to be saying by Reuters, "Small details have decided the game".
Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer denied Ronaldo and Gareth Bale with fine stops and the tie firmly swung in Real's favour in the 61st minute when Javi Martinez was sent off following two quick-fire yellow cards.
"We know we're behind, but it's not impossible. Hopefully Real Madrid win and reach the semifinals", he said.
We showed during the first half that we're capable of digging and ultimately our patience and desire saw us pick up a good result, but we've got the return leg to come and we still have to secure our qualification.