‘He really used Tottenham for training!’: NBA star and Chelsea fan Josh Hart mocks Spurs after Gareth Bale admits his main reason for switching loans was to get fit for Euro 2020 and he plans to return to Real Madrid
Rival Tottenham fans have mocked the club after Gareth Bale’s comments on Tuesday of a stay of just one season, and now an NBA player has robed it too.
After an indifferent campaign on loan from Real Madrid, Bale has recently returned to Spurs, scoring four in his last four Premier League appearances for the club.
There was optimism that the 31-year-old would try to make his loan final this summer, but Bale emphatically suppressed that by stating that he intended to return to Real Madrid and that it would be match-fit for this season. Wales at the game. delayed Euro 2020 finals.
NBA guard Josh Hart (left) has ridiculed Tottenham after Gareth Bale’s comments about his departure
Bale says joining Tottenham has helped him get fit for Wales ahead of the postponed Euro 2020
And Bale’s public statement has amused many opposition supporters, including Chelsea fan and NBA guard Josh Hart.
Hart, who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, went on Twitter Tuesday to laugh at Tottenham’s situation.
“Bale has really used Tottenham for training,” he wrote alongside three crying laughter emojis.
Hart then went on to compare Bale’s situation to his NBA equivalent. The Pelican Guard said Bale was “using Tottenham as if it were the G-League.” The G League is the step below the NBA and is used to develop players trying to make it within basketball’s elite league.
However, the 26-year-old was forced to defend that tweet after being told by one user to ‘respect’ the G League.
And in doing so, Hart clarified his comments before casting more shadow on Tottenham.
“No disrespect at all,” he said. ‘I have played a number of games in the G League. You go there, get reps and work on it. That’s what Bale just did with Tottenham. ‘
Hart took to Twitter on Tuesday to mock Spurs and say Bale used them to ‘get reps in’
Hart is a huge Chelsea supporter and has spoken of his passion for the club before.
“I liked Chelsea in high school, but a little bit more in college I got into it,” Hart said on the Chelsea Mike’d Up podcast last February.
‘I often watched England – John Terry, Frank Lampard, they played for Chelsea, so I went with Chelsea.’
At the start of the previous semester, he managed to fulfill a wish when he saw Chelsea in action at Stamford Bridge – attending their 2-2 draw before the season opening with Leicester City. Before the match he met Christian Pulisic, Antonio Rudiger, Kepa Arrizabalaga and blues legend John Terry, among others. He was also treated to a behind-the-scenes look in the team’s locker room and was even allowed to walk out of the tunnel.
‘My first trip [to Stamford Bridge] was great, ”he continued. ‘The environment was great, the passion was something I had never seen before.’
Hart is an avid Chelsea supporter and met some of their stars at the start of last season
The Welsh winger has one more year on his £ 31m-a-year contract with Zinedine Zidane (left) Madrid; Bale had enjoyed fertile form under Jose Mourinho in recent weeks after a rough start to life in North London – but he was dropped against Aston Villa on Sunday.