Spurs stars ‘remained surprised’ by the lack of first-team action that Gareth Bale had under Jose Mourinho with just one Premier League start to his name this season after ‘impressing in training’
- Jose Mourinho’s sparing use of Bale has surprised several Spurs players
- Senior Spurs players are impressed with Bale’s performance in practice
- They have expressed their condolences to Bale after his lack of involvement
- Bale played just 161 minutes of Premier League football and made one start
Jose Mourinho’s sparse use of Gareth Bale has ‘surprised’ several Tottenham players.
Senior figures within the Tottenham team have been impressed with Bale’s level of performance in training since arriving at Real Madrid in September.
As a result, they have expressed their condolences to the Welshman after his lack of involvement – having only played in four Premier League games since returning.
Jose Mourinho’s sparing use of Gareth Bale has taken several Spurs players by surprise
According to ESPNSeveral members of the Tottenham squad are shocked that Bale has only played 161 minutes of Premier League football and made one start under Mourinho.
Bale had hoped to revive his career during a season-long loan spell with Spurs, but the Welshman’s time at Tottenham was plagued by injury.
Senior Tottenham players were impressed with Bale’s performance in practice
Bale’s teammates expressed condolences to the attacker after his lack of involvement
On his arrival, Bale was out for nearly a month due to a knee injury – before finally making his debut against West Ham after 72 minutes.
However, Bale did show a glimpse of his former self when he scored his first goal against Brighton on November 1.
Although the striker failed to continue this form, he has scored only two goals since then – against LASK and the Potters.
As a result, Bale could return to Real Madrid as Tottenham are ‘not considering’ a second loan for the striker.