Mourinho urged to humiliate Spurs man to bring stunning best out of Bale
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho should pitch Gareth Bale against the “worst player he’s got” in training in order to bring out the winger’s best form, according to one pundit.
Bale arrived back at Spurs on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid in September with great expectations.
Indeed, he left London in 2013 as one of the world’s best players and won countless titles in Spain.
However, his move back to Tottenham has so far not come to its full fruition. He has only made six Premier League appearances, totalling below the equivalent of three 90-minute stints.
According to his former coach Harry Redknapp, Bale has not yet earned the chance to prove his true talent. Therefore, he posed a number of ways in which Mourinho could help the 31-year-old return to his best form.
“He’s hardly had a chance, to be fair to him. He didn’t play well against Brighton, but who did? He was no worse than anyone else,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News (via Football365).
“Gareth can play, again. You’ve got to know him.
“As great a player as he has been, he was in the top five players in the world when I had him and he went to Real Madrid. He’s not an overconfident person.
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“You’ve got to get into him, tell him how good he is, get him out on the training ground, put a dummy against him, get the worst player you’ve got to defend against him, and keep giving Gareth the ball.”
Bale’s lack of game time comes amid a deadly partnership up front between Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Kane has now encountered injury, but nevertheless, Redknapp believes Bale can form a trio with his teammates.
Redknapp eyes Bale in deadly trio
“Tell him you’re going great, I want to get you going. He can play, he’s a fantastic talent,” Redknapp added.
“He’s only 31, he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t smoke, has he lost his pace? He’s not had a run yet.
“If the team was playing well and Kane was on fire, he’s on form with Son, what a forward line that could be.
“Jose’s a top manager, it’s his job to get the best out of these players. They’re bringing people on in front of Gareth Bale who couldn’t lace his boots.”
Carlos Vinicius, Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn are all competing with Bale for game time up top.
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