Jose Mourinho blames Real Madrid for Gareth Bale struggles at Tottenham
Bale returned to Tottenham last summer, arriving on a season-long loan from Real Madrid. But he struggled to break into the side under Mourinho.
The 31-year-old was carrying an injury problem when he signed and continued to be blighted by fitness issues for the majority of the first half of the 2020/21 campaign. However, after a slow and frustrating start, the Welshman is finally starting to hit his strides in Tottenham colours of late.
Following his brace against Burnley in the Premier League at the weekend, Bale has now scored four goals in his last four appearances across all competitions. He also has three assists to his name in the same period.
With Bale starting to show his quality, Mourinho was quizzed over the possible reasons for his slow start. And the Spurs manager has laid the blame at the feet of the Welshman’s parent club Real Madrid.
“Why for the past two years he had what he had in Madrid. Ask them. Maybe if they answer to you, you can understand better why it took a while, or maybe to be patient was the main reason for him to reach the level that he showed in the last couple of weeks.
“Maybe to be patient was the main reason for him to reach the level he showed in the last couple of weeks.”
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Indeed, for the past two seasons, Bale spent the majority of his time on the benches, having fallen out of favour under manager Zinedine Zidane. And as a result, it has taken him time to get back into his rhythm. But now that he has found his feet, hopefully he is able to carry it on for the rest of the season.