Mourinho fights for Bale

The Portuguese is his greatest support at Tottenham. Regarding the possibility of him staying when his loan ends, it was clear: "We have not discussed it for a minute"


Gareth Bale's future is more up in the air than ever. His situation at Tottenham has been muddied in recent days after The Times reported that the board seriously doubts staying with him once the one-year loan he signed with Real Madrid ends. The white team hoped that they could recover an optimal level and get, no matter how little, profitability in a hypothetical sale, in addition to saving their chip. However, the performance is not as expected by the leaders of the Spurs.

Meanwhile, Bale has found in his coach, José Mourinho, a very important support. The Portuguese constantly defends him at a press conference, aware that he has not had an easy first few months of the season. "Everyone knows how his last seasons in Madrid were. We are going to go step by step, trying to get the best of him," he told reporters.

"We take into account that he arrived injured and then he was injured again. Now, the Europa League matches are helping him to get in shape. The Europa League group stage has a different level than the Premier League, for that has not played many minutes in the league, "acknowledged Mourinho. It should be noted that Bale has only played 160 minutes in four games in the Premier, for 693 in six of the Europa League. In total he has scored three goals.

Regarding the possibility of staying at the club once his loan ends, Mou was clear about the situation. "Gareth is a player on loan until the end of the season. There has not been a minute of discussion. Of course we talked, Gareth himself, Real Madrid, Tottenham ... But I promise you that we have not discussed it for a minute", asserted.

This newspaper has already reported that neither the player's environment nor Real Madrid itself rule out his return next summer. It would be an economic blow for the white club, which would be forced to pay him the almost 40 million euros gross token that correspond to him in the 2020-21 season.

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