Welshman winger Gareth Bale has remained on the sidelines of the Spurs squad since his return last summer by a season-loan deal from Real Madrid, and was an unused substitute in their 3-1 win over Sheffield United on Sunday, yet boss Jose Mourinho is running out of patience with Bale, as he sent a warning shot to him from their recent training session.
During their recent training session – with the video shared on Spurs TV – Mourinho could be overheard as he questioned: “You want to stay here? Or go to Real Madrid and play no football?”
Bale has been largely ineffective from during his cameo appearances, managing just one goal in four Premier League appearances.
His second stint in North London was summed up well by his debut, where he came off the bench with Spurs leading 3-0, only to slip to a 3-3 draw.
It is understood the Spurs boss was not keen on Bale joining as he felt the squad already had enough wide players.
Mourinho also appeared to send a coded message to Bale yesterday as he praised Tanguy Ndombele, who scored a clever third goal at Bramall Lane. you can also read our latest football news about Man United retain top spot after 0-0 draw with Liverpool at here!
The French midfielder was outcast by the manager upon his arrival but has since earned his place in the starting team – and Mourinho’s comments after the match appeared to be a cryptic message to Gareth Bale, who watched on from the bench.
‘I have enough experience to say when a player is not playing very well, it is his responsibility,’ Mourinho explained.
‘When a player turns things around and brings his performances to a very high level it is also his responsibility. It is a great example that the door is open.
‘When a player is not playing he has to understand why – and has to try to understand how he can walk through that door even after a difficult period.
‘Ndombele understood. The goal is amazing, but I don’t care about the goal, I care about the performance. It was magnificent.
‘I give special credit to Tanguy for his will to train hard and his desire to win and earn a place in the team.’