•   
  •   

Sport Jose Mourinho should set Gareth Bale free to do as he wants at Spurs

01:50  18 october  2020
01:50  18 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Gareth Bale joined by Carlos Vinicius in Tottenham training session

  Gareth Bale joined by Carlos Vinicius in Tottenham training session The 31-year-old Welshman has yet to make his second Spurs debut after re-joining the club from Real Madrid in the summer window after sustaining a knee problem on international duty.Gareth Bale began his journey back to full fitness after he was pictured in Tottenham training with fellow new signing Carlos Vinicius for the first time since the duo's arrival.

Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho reportedly wants more authority over the club’s recruitment policy after Spurs signed Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid two weeks ago. Mourinho reportedly wants greater influence on transfer matters so he can have also more control over outgoing players.

This is one of the most boring Manchester United teams if Jose Mourinho wants to change that, he If Jose Mourinho wants to change that, he should go and buy Gareth Bale United won’t be the only ones after him and I’m sure Chelsea would be keen After a season of limited gametime, Bale will be keen to prove he is still a world-class talent.

Gareth Bale, Gareth Bale are posing for a picture: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

It was on a cool April night in north London, almost a decade ago, that Jose Mourinho first batted his eyelashes at Gareth Bale.

Bale was 21, staring down the barrel of a 4-0 losing deficit from Tottenham's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Mourinho's Real Madrid and yet still gave the impression, as one writer put it that night, that he had 'borrowed one of Superman's telephone box dressing rooms,' giving Sergio Ramos a match to forget in the second leg.

The game had a few minutes to run when Bale followed a high ball towards the touchline and stumbled into Mourinho's embrace. The two of them lingered there, fractionally longer than you might have expected.

Andre Villas-Boas recalls heart-to-heart with Gareth Bale at Tottenham

  Andre Villas-Boas recalls heart-to-heart with Gareth Bale at Tottenham Bale had been at White Hart Lane for six years by this point but was a little out of sorts when he came to visit the Portuguese manager. A tactical shift produced some of Bale's finest form for Spurs.Bale had been at White Hart Lane for six years by this point but was a little out of sorts when he came to visit the Portuguese manager.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho interested in the possibility of signing Gareth Bale as he says Super Cup clash will be a good indicator of his Real He will have to do it without two centre halves in Eric Bailly and Phil Jones, however. Bailly is serving a three-match European suspension and Jones

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he wants Gareth Bale , while Ian Wright thinks And he suggested Bale 's former club should do everything they can to sign him and stop that 18:58 7 Aug 2017. Why would he go to ManU? He was happy at Spurs who knows he may want to come

Gareth Bale throwing a ball: Spurs boss Jose Mourinho first encountered Gareth Bale during his first spell with Tottenham © Provided by Daily Mail Spurs boss Jose Mourinho first encountered Gareth Bale during his first spell with Tottenham Jose Mourinho holding a football ball: The pair have now been reunited on the same side after Mourinho signed Bale on a year's loan © Provided by Daily Mail The pair have now been reunited on the same side after Mourinho signed Bale on a year's loan

It was later, as Bale walked in from the far side of the pitch, that Mourinho waited around for long enough to shake hands, half-embrace him and whisper something in his ear. 'Did he, by Christ?' Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said when told of this. 'Maybe we should report him.'

Even when Bale's first Premier League season was cut short by injury, Mourinho, Internazionale manager at the time, included him in his Fantasy Football XI. He later urged Real Madrid to sign him, though they were ships that passed in the night — Mourinho leaving for Chelsea in June 2013 and Bale arriving three months later.

Doherty's trickshot caught on camera behind Mourinho nterview

  Doherty's trickshot caught on camera behind Mourinho nterview As the manager answered questions, the cameras picked up Doherty pulling off a great trick shot with the defending kicking the ball into the net - much to the delight of Gareth Bale. 1/3 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail Matt Doherty managed to upstage manager Jose Mourinho during his Sky Sports interview 2/3 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail He produced a brilliant trick shot as he volleyed the ball into the hoop in the background 3/3 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail The players couldn't contain their amusement after the defender was caug

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is running out of patience with Gareth Bale A video was released of Mourinho complaining about Bale to his coaching staff Bale has featured slightly more in the club's Europa League campaign, as he has amassed just

Gareth Bale has been urged to express himself more to earn a spot in Jose Mourinho ’s teamCredit: Getty. “ He ’s just got to get on the pitch to do it and at the moment it seems Jose ’s reluctant to give him any minutes.” Mourinho heard giving Gareth Bale brutal warning in training about being sent

'He can change things, change a match,' Mourinho said of Bale, who is in contention for a return against West Ham on Sunday. Had it not been for that sliding doors moment, you feel that the two of them might have fitted, just like Mourinho and Frank Lampard always did.

Bale did not find the same kind of freedom he enjoyed with Redknapp at the Bernabeu because the place was a nest of vipers and Carlo Ancelotti, Mourinho's successor, pandered to a chosen few. It was never a meritocracy.

a group of people playing football on a field: Mourinho will be aware that Bale struggled when he was given less freedom at the Bernabeu © Provided by Daily Mail Mourinho will be aware that Bale struggled when he was given less freedom at the Bernabeu

On the big European nights, when Cristiano Ronaldo wanted the spotlight, he expected players to pass to him; not Bale on the wing. And when they did not, they got the sharp end of his tongue. 'Centro, centro', Ronaldo would scream at them, demanding the ball.

Rafael Benitez recalls Bale knocking on his door when he succeeded Ancelotti and telling him this was driving him insane. Benitez immediately took to Bale.

Gareth Bale can still be a threat for Tottenham

  Gareth Bale can still be a threat for Tottenham His second coming for Spurs arrives more than seven years after his last Premier League appearance and almost a decade to the day since his hat-trick against Inter Milan at the San Siro.Even as skies darkened over his career at Real Madrid, a reminder that the fire still burned.

Jose Mourinho jokingly says to Gareth Bale 'I can't buy you because you don't talk to me' in tunnel before Man United's friendly with Real Madrid. The Wales star laughed as he walked away from the former Chelsea manager in the tunnel. At Real, things have always been much more difficult with the

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho ready to pounce for Gareth Bale as Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has consistently made it known he wants to sign a wide player Gareth Bale 's future could be in doubt as Real Madrid track Kylian Mbappe

He promised he would make him a better player, and began moving him to a more central area. 'Why are you putting him there?' Benitez recalls Ronaldo subsequently asking. 'He's standing on my space.'

Benitez eventually found a place for Bale behind the striker in a 4-4-1-1, though by the end of his reign his best way of assembling the highly charged egos seemed to involve letting the key players find their own space.

Never, down those seven years in Madrid, did Bale find himself being the one the manager would take to one side during a game and ask to effect a change. Yet he has the intelligence to do that.

In Spain, he was often written off as a mere athlete, though many was the time that he game-managed matches while team-mates were taking risks.

He viewed his second season there as a vital part of his evolution in this respect. 'You watch games back and think: 'I don't need to run with the ball here; I need to play more one-twos there,' Bale reflected a few years back.

'I have taken things on board and as a consequence become a more complete player.'

a man holding a microphone: Glenn Hoddle has suggested that Bale has improved as his knowledge of the game has grown © Provided by Daily Mail Glenn Hoddle has suggested that Bale has improved as his knowledge of the game has grown

Glenn Hoddle feels Bale's point about being a smarter player is significant. 'He is not just a runner (with) the ball, now. Not just a player that can use his pace,' he said.

Mourinho says Wenger 'never beat me' after he was left out of new book

  Mourinho says Wenger 'never beat me' after he was left out of new book The Frenchman released his autobiography titled Arsene Wenger: My Life in Red and White this week, pulling back the curtain on his time with the Gunners, but there is no mention of old rival Mourinho.'It's because he never beat me,' smiled Tottenham boss Mourinho, when asked why he didn't feature in Wenger's autobiography My Life in Red and White.

'He has a sensational ability to pass. He plays and looks up and I think he's going to be that creator the team are lacking.'

Fitness is the biggest source of uncertainty, of course. No fewer than 15 injuries have kept him out of the Madrid side since 2016-17, though when the players came back from lockdown in May the one who came out on top for pretty much everything — speed, strength, resistance — was Bale.

The Bale/Kane/Son front three could be the best in the Premier League, according to Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett. 'But it depends how Mourinho is going to play him. Gareth would like the freedom to do what he will want to do.'

Harry Kane in a match: Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, expects his client to combine well with the likes of Harry Kane © Provided by Daily Mail Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, expects his client to combine well with the likes of Harry Kane

Mourinho offered no guarantees when he said that Bale has indicated his preference is to operate on the right.

'Does that mean Gareth will always be used in that position?' he said. 'No. Because the most important thing is the team, and he will play where the team needs him to play.'

Mourinho's low block method — dropping back, drawing teams out and creating counter-attacking space — may create more potential for Bale to deploy his explosive pace than in La Liga, where defences sat deep.

Time will tell. But first reactions spoke louder than words at training last week as Bale despatched a series of shots past Joe Hart.

The audio captured the sound of Mourinho, purring with satisfaction, finally in the company of the player who landed on him in a dug-out all those years ago.

Read more

Reguilon admits he was 'very angry' after Spurs' draw with West Ham .
Spurs stormed into a 3-0 lead after just 16 minutes but a late collapse saw the hosts concede three goals - including a Manuel Lanzini screamer - late on, leaving Reguilon distraught at the result.Spurs stormed into a 3-0 lead after just 16 minutes, as Son Heung-min's opener and Harry Kane's quick-fire brace – one of which was set up by Reguilon – put Jose Mourinho's men into a commanding position with all three points seemingly wrapped up.

usr: 0
This is interesting!