Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho is said to be increasingly tired of Welsh winger Gareth Bale, who has been on the sidelines at the club since his return in September.
It was emotional to see Bale return to his former loan team at Real Madrid, where he had been sidelined under Zinedine Zidane, but things haven’t really been much better at Spurs.
Injuries and lack of form have limited Bale to just 12 appearances in all competitions this season, including four in the Premier League, and things hit a new low when a now-deleted video on Spurs TV appeared to catch Mourinho saying : “Do you want to stay here? Or go to Real Madrid without playing football? “
According to The Sun, Mourinho was speaking to assistant manager Joao Sacramento about a conversation he had with Bale recently, with the boss not being convinced by the Welshman’s performance since returning to the club.
It is claimed that Mourinho was not much of a fan of bringing Bale back to London as he believed Spurs had enough options already, and there appeared to be some evidence of that as Bale stuck to the bench in the 3- win. Sunday 1 vs. Sheffield United.
Steven Bergwijn started the match and Lucas Moura was the man brought in to replace him, and Bale didn’t even get any recovery minutes because it was Davinson Sanchez and Carlos Vinicius who had to bring the clock down on time. stop.
Mourinho appeared to send a subtle message to Bale and exiled midfielder Dele Alli after the game, praising striker Tanguy Ndombele on his reaction to criticism and his ability to work his way into the boss’s plans.
“I have enough experience to say that a player does not play very well, it is his responsibility,” said Mourinho. “When a player changes things and takes their performances to a very high level, it is also their responsibility. excellent example that the door is open.
“When a player isn’t playing he has to understand why – and has to try to figure out how he can get through that door even after a tough time.
“Ndombele understood. The goal is incredible, but I don’t care about the goal, I care about the performance. It was wonderful. I especially thank Tanguy for his willingness to train hard and his desire to win and gain a place in the team.
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