By posting a photo of him in training, while writing that his session went very well, Gareth Bale angered José Mourinho. The latter, who had dismissed the player because of an injury, does not want to suggest that the club is trying to hide another truth.
“Have a good session today”. Yet positive and innocuous, this caption of a photo in training published Wednesday by Gareth Bale did not really please José Mourinho. Because on the same day, the Welsh striker was not part of the group of Tottenham facing Everton for the 5th round of the FA Cup (5-4 loss in overtime). The fault, officially, a physical discomfort. But the player’s social media post sparked speculation about a diplomatic injury. This is precisely what upset the Portuguese coach.
“I have to admit that this post needs clarification. There was a contradiction between this post and reality. Since the start of the season, in relation to everything, I try to be discreet and manage everything internally. But it must face this situation “, first reacted José Mourinho at a press conference on Friday, on the eve of the Premier League clash against Manchester City (kick off at 6.30 pm on RMC Sport 1).
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“He was not feeling well”
“No doubt that this publication was not even his responsibility, he resumed, according to the transcript of the Daily Mail. I do not know. But that she shows a good training session and that he is operational, it was not good. “
Not without annoyance, José Mourinho then gave a precise explanation of the nature of the problem suffered by Gareth Bale and the reasons which led him not to retain him for the FA Cup. “The situation is exactly what I communicated. He was not feeling well, and requested to be examined. He had a CT scan, which revealed no injuries. But his feeling was still there. Coaches and medical staff can never go against a feeling, because that’s the most important. So he was not available for the game. It’s that simple. If he’s ready for tomorrow, he will be summoned “.
Loaned from the summer transfer window by Real Madrid, where he was in failure, Gareth Bale does not convince in London. He has played less than 800 minutes since his arrival, with just six appearances in the Premier League (for just two starts) and as many in the Europa League. He was still able to score four goals, one in each of these competitions and the other two in national cup matches.