Premier League The coach spoke after the latest loss
Gareth Bale came on in the second half of Tottenham’s 2-1 loss to West Ham and really helped his side, even if they ultimately couldn’t fight back to pick up a point.
Jose Mourinho explained after the game why the Welshman didn’t start, after an impressive midweek performance in the Europa League.
“I know his quality,” Mourinho told BT Sport.
“I believe that, as a coach, I don’t have to speak about the situation.
“With Gareth Bale completely fit and ready to play 90 minutes of every game, of course he would.
“We are trying everything to recover him to be at a good level.
“But, for example, to play 60 or 65 minutes like did on Thursday… today he couldn’t start the game. He wouldn’t have 90 minutes to give us. That’s the situation.
“But, I’m happy because he brings us what we know he brings.
“He brings us quality and he had a very unlucky shot.”
Gutted not to come away with anything today. On to the next one. pic.twitter.com/aj9pImQ6oR
? Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) February 21, 2021
Bale, meanwhile, took to social media to share his thoughts.
“Gutted not to come away with anything today,” he wrote on Twitter. “On to the next one.”