Mourinho hints at who is to blame for Bale’s poor start to the season
“Being patient was the main reason he reached the level he showed.”
Speaking in a press conference ahead of his side’s Premier League clash against Fulham, Mourinho suggested that Bale’s parent club real Madrid are to blame for the Welshman’s lackluster start to the season.
The 58-year-old also added that patience with Bale was the “main reason” for the Welsh international’s exceptional form in recent weeks.
Bale arrived at Tottenham on a one-season loan from Real Madrid last September. The 31-year-old got off to a bad start with Spurs, missing several games with injury and drawing criticism for a lack of ambition.
However, in recent weeks the former Southampton man has witnessed a resurgence in his form for Mourinho’s side.
Bale has contributed five goals and three assists in his last four appearances for Spurs and in total he has managed 11 goals in all competitions.
Mourinho on Bale.
In light of this, Mourinho spoke to the press and was asked why it took Bale so long to reach his current level of fitness.
“Why in the last two years he had what he had at (Real) Madrid. Ask them, ”Mourinho replied.
“Maybe if they answer you, you will better understand why it took a long time, or maybe patience was the main reason he reached the level he has shown in the last two. weeks. “
The former Real Madrid manager has also been asked if Bale will be able to face this week’s games.
“I think so. To start the match, to be on the bench, I don’t know,” replied Mourinho.
“We have to decide. He’s such an experienced guy that of course his opinion is very important. But good reaction, good recovery sessions. He will be involved. I repeat, bench or holder, but he will be there.