Jose Mourinho backs Gareth Bale to remind Real Madrid what they are missing
The 31-year-old cut a forlorn figure during his last days at Real Madrid. This is mighty contrast to the happy player now seen at Spurs.
Mourinho is convinced that his positive attitude will reflect in his on-field performances. The Welshman has been backed to replicate the same form that saw Real splurge out a world-record fee for the winger.
“I think he can be the player that people saw, being decisive when he went to Real Madrid in a very similar position.”
Bale is the most eye-watering of all of Spurs’ recruits this summer. Having arrived nursing a knee injury, he is yet to make his return to the field in Tottenham colours.
In fellow summer recruit Sergio Reguilon, Mourinho has someone who can vouch for the change in attitude in Bale.
The young left-back shared the Real Madrid dressing room with the Welshman and has seen first hand the difference in his demeanour since returning to North London.
“It’s great to listen from Sergio Reguilón, who shared the dressing room with him in Madrid, that Gareth looks a different guy.”
Mourinho also expressed his gratitude to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy who was instrumental in bringing the veteran star back to the club.
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Spurs take on West Ham United in the London derby on Sunday. It remains to be seen if Bale will take the field for us for his second spell.
Seven years on, it could be the continuation of what has been an excellent legacy that the Welshman has built for himself at Spurs.