The paths that Gareth Bale travels through sports and media realities diverge more and more. This is what the data have revealed for years and this is what José Mourinho, his coach at Tottenham, denounced this Friday at the press conference he held on the eve of traveling to Manchester to face City this Saturday (18:30, Dazn ) in Premier.
Bale published last Wednesday in an account on his social networks that that day had carried out a “great training session”. He accompanied the testimony with a beautiful photo in which he was shown driving a ball in an elegant contrapposto .
Mourinho began by saying that the content of the message was "totally wrong." The technician spoke like the judge who passes sentence: “I must admit that this post has generated a need for revision. Because there was a contradiction between the post and reality. Since the season started I have tried to keep everything private, but I think now I need to explain this situation. The post was probably not his responsibility, but it showed that the training session was a 'great session', which implied that he was 'ready to play', which was completely false. So, if you ask me about it, I have to explain the reality of things. ”PP Mourinho was questioned for not calling Bale for the Cup match that on Wednesday faced Tottenham with Everton at Goodison Park, and which ended with the elimination of his team after a noisy win (5-4). "I repeat it for the last time," said the Portuguese coach; “Bale was not feeling well. He asked to have a scan done. They did it. The scan showed no injuries but his bad feelings did not change. Neither the coaches nor the doctors can go against the feelings of the footballers. So he was not ready to play. As simple as that. ”
Mourinho declared that if Bale managed to train in Friday's session, the last one before traveling to Manchester, he would surely summon him. Bale has never managed to get into full shape so far this season. The Cup had been, until this week, the competition in which he had had the most participation. In the Premier League, he has only played 230 minutes since Real Madrid gave him on loan last summer on the condition that Tottenham pay him half of his salary of about 20 million euros net.