Gareth Bale was supposed to rediscover his form back at Tottenham Hotspur. Instead, he’s seems further away from his best self than ever. The 31 year-old has proven to be a different footballer to the one that left London for Real Madrid back in 2013 and coach Jose Mourinho is said to be growing tired of him according to a report in Diario AS.
Against Chelsea, a game Tottenham lost, Mourinho didn’t give him a single minute despite missing Harry Kane through injury. The Portuguese coach elected to not use all of the substitutes available to him, and was visibly annoyed post-game when asked about the Welshman’s absence.
Bale’s future isn’t likely to be in London in any event. Madrid had hoped that he’d join Tottenham on a permanent deal after his loan spell there expired, but now all signs point to a return to the Spanish capital instead. Bale’s contract with Madrid is set to run until the summer of 2022.