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Sport Jose Mourinho subbed Gareth Bale to keep him fresh for West Ham clash

04:25  19 february  2021
04:25  19 february  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Jose Mourinho 'saved a few miles in Gareth Bale 's legs' by subbing him after starring role against Wolfsberger with Tottenham boss keeping Welshman fresh for West Ham clash . Gareth Bale scored one and set up another for in 4-1 win over Wolfsberger. He has struggled for game time but appears to be sharpening up at Spurs. Mourinho subbed Bale against Wolfsberger and said it was to preserve his legs. Tottenham take on West Ham on Sunday in crucial Premier League fixture.

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Gareth Bale, Jose Mourinho wearing costumes: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Gareth Bale pushed his claims for just a third Premier League start of the season by inspiring Tottenham to a Europa League win against Wolfsberger.

Bale scored one and set up another in Spurs' convincing win in Budapest and Jose Mourinho confirmed he withdrew the Welshman to ensure he was fit and in contention for Sunday's crucial trip to West Ham.

Bale has struggled for game time since returning to Spurs on loan from Real Madrid and relations between the pair appeared strained when Mourinho took exception to a social media post from the 31-year-old about his fitness last week.

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being 3-0 up when he came on and says it's a 'pity' winger missed his effort to win West Ham clash Jose Mourinho brought on Gareth Bale for his Spurs return with the score at 3-0 The Spurs boss refused to blame Bale 's second debut for the dropped points Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho did not think the introduction of Gareth Bale was the catalyst

Jose Mourinho admitted his Tottenham players were not strong enough mentally in the 3-3 draw with West Ham as Gareth Bale 's second debut descended into a nightmare. Manuel Lanzini scored the sort of stunning 25-yard equaliser deep in injury time that Bale used to score from Spurs to snatch a point for West Ham after the visitors had trailed 3-0 after just 16 minutes. Bale came on in the 72nd minute and it was not until 10 minutes later that West Ham even started their comeback to leave Spurs without a home win in the Premier League all season.

a baseball player throwing a ball: Gareth Bale scored a goal and provided an assist in the Europa League against Wolfsberger © Provided by Daily Mail Gareth Bale scored a goal and provided an assist in the Europa League against Wolfsberger a group of baseball players playing a football game: Jose Mourinho (right) took the Welshman off to preserve him for the West Ham game © Provided by Daily Mail Jose Mourinho (right) took the Welshman off to preserve him for the West Ham game

Mourinho said: 'One of the reasons why he left the pitch by minute 64 was to try to have him available for the next match.

'By taking him off at that minute we managed to save him a few miles in his legs. I know the match is Sunday at 12 o'clock but I believe he has a chance to play the match.


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'For him it was important to play and not to play the 90 minutes.'

Spurs ran out 4-1 winners in Budapest – the tie moved to Hungary due to Covid-19 restrictions – without Harry Kane who was left behind.

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he hopes Gareth Bale can reach a "better level" soon, after the Welsh forward continued a stuttering start to his second stint with the club. Bale was substituted shortly before the hour-mark as Spurs produced a disappointing display to lose 1-0 to Royal Antwerp Since returning to the club on loan from Real Madrid in September, seven years after departing White Hart Lane for La Liga, recovery from a knee injury has limited Bale to just three appearances. The 31-year-old came on as a substitute as Spurs blew a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with West Ham , and was an unused

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a group of young men playing a game of football: The forward returned to some form on Thursday night and is building up match fitness © Provided by Daily Mail The forward returned to some form on Thursday night and is building up match fitness

Kane missed two games recently after suffering injuries to both ankles and Mourinho said: 'I believe so [he will be fit for West Ham] but, experienced guy that had injuries in the past.

'He knows his body better than anyone. He knows I want him to play every minute of every game so it's never a question of a choice.

'I wanted to come here with the best team and the players that could give us more opportunity to win the game and have a good result but he made the decision based on his feelings.

'His feelings were to play this game could be a risk with the accumulation of minutes after the injury that he had and myself and the medical department we agreed with him in giving him this opportunity to take care of his condition but I believe that Sunday he is going to be ok and ready.'

Jose Mourinho holding a phone: Mourinho believes Harry Kane will be back in action for Tottenham against West Ham © Provided by Daily Mail Mourinho believes Harry Kane will be back in action for Tottenham against West Ham Read more

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