Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho attested that he will have no say in Gareth Bale’s future, as long as it is in the hands of parent club Real Madrid.
On-loan Wales forward is in totality beginning to live up to his much-hyped return to north London, scoring four goals in as many games in all competitions.
Bale was hurt when he arrived back at Spurs in September, and he has fought to return to fitness ever since, but at last looks, a replica of his best self and could appear again in Thursday’s Premier League game at Fulham.
With Bale apparently joyful having returned to the UK, there is a guess about if his return will take a very long time, but Mourinho insists Real hold all the cards.
“He is not a Tottenham player so Real Madrid had it all in their hands”, asserted the Spurs boss.
They have a player with one year of the contract and have the power in their hands. I just have a player on loan and I am trying to make the best out of the player for Tottenham Hotspur.
“We try to take care of the player we have on loan for us but also for the respect we have for the club who loans the player.
“If you need to inquire anything about Gareth’s future, approach your colleagues in Madrid to ask Zidane.”
Not more than a month ago, Mourinho apparently questioned Bale’s attitude after he asked for a scan on an injury he said was “not obvious”, having also called out an Instagram post the player did about a good training session, which the Spurs head coach said, “differed from reality”.
Even though some problems looks like it has been worked on for now, and Mourinho’s suggested Bale may constantly over-think about wounds with respect to his previous fitness history.
“It is a very personal thing when a player just experienced a wound, I agree that a player always has scars,” he asserted.
Often times the scars are not just the physical scars they are the emotional scars. A player who has injuries until he gets free and clean emotionally needs some moment.
“So we put everything around him at his disposal. Coaching staff, medical staff, sports science. And I agree that the friends he has in the dressing room play a huge role in his happiness.
“So he is happy but most likely he is missing that happiness with respect to performing at a high level. At this instant he is there, he is happy and clean and most likely we can handle his minutes, matches, and feelings.”