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Speaking ahead of tonight’s game, Tottenham Hotspur manager José Mourinho has worryingly ruled out Gareth Bale for his upcoming matches …
Which is the news?
When asked about the 31-year-old’s physical condition earlier in the week, he told reporters, via Sky sports:
“No, I don’t expect Gareth to be in shape.” I wouldn’t say it’s a serious injury, but I’d say a few weeks. “
Would you sign Bale permanently in 2021?
Ask me in june
It is not the first time that the Welsh superstar has been absent due to some kind of problem this season. He came in with an annoying problem and also missed several games earlier this month.
While Bale has just begun Seven Out of 11 matches in all competitions, only one in the Premier League, this news comes at the worst possible time as the matches are intense and fast due to the nature of the schedule during the festive period.
It means that rotation is paramount for any team that really wants to fight for the title, which should explain to the Spurs, as they held the lead at one stage.
And that right-wing position is certainly at stake, as neither Steven Bergwijn nor Lucas Moura can cement their place as starters.
The loan from Real Madrid has hinted at his previous quality, pocketing a total of Three goals in three different competitions, so when he’s fit, he might as well become that option alongside Heung-min Son and Harry Kane.
Now valued at just £ 18 million per Transfer market, Bale has everything to do in 2021 to convince people like Daniel Levy, Mourinho and even the hierarchy in Spain that he still has it.
He is a player once dubbed a “cannonball” by Arsene Wenger, one that former BBC commentator Mark Lawrenson praised as “special”, and a sensation that even received praise from Sir Alex Ferguson, who called him ” extreme “thrilling with” tremendous speed “, all through the guardian.
It’s a devastating blow not to have someone of that caliber available as they face Fulham, Leeds United and a Carabao Cup semi-final in the space of a week.
And in other news, Gary Mabbutt drops a huge claim on the Arsenal outcast …