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Jose Mourinho explains Gareth Bale absence for Crystal Palace clash

As reported by the Evening Standard, Jose Mourinho revealed that Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale missed the game against Crystal Palace on Sunday with an illness.

Tottenham faced off against Crystal Palace in another London derby on Sunday at Selhurst Park. And when the lineups were revealed there were eyebrows raised when Bale’s name was absent from the matchday squad.

And, addressing the Welshman situation, Mourinho provided an explanation for his absence, claiming that the 31-year-old was out with an illness. (h/t Evening Standard)

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Bale missed the Crystal Palace game due to illness

“He was ill, not Covid, not even flu that keeps you in bed for a week.”

The Tottenham manager then went on to ease any worries over Bale’s availability for the upcoming fixtures, insisting that the Wales international should be back for Wednesday’s game against Liverpool. (h/t Evening Standard)

“I believe for Wednesday he will be fine.”

Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw by Palace at Selhurst Park with Jeffrey Schlupp cancelling out Harry Kane’s first-half strike, much like he had done on the final day of the previous season.

Given how ineffective Steven Bergwijn was in the final third on the night, we could have done with the presence of Bale, who would have brought something different to the table. However, it is good to hear that the Welshman has not suffered any major injury setback.

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Despite the result, we were able to hold on to the top spot in the Premier League table as Liverpool, too, ended up dropping points against Fulham.

It sets up the midweek clash against the reigning champions at Anfield in a nice way. A win there would be a huge statement from Mourinho & co.

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