Thibaut Courtois has proved his allegiances to Chelsea still remain strong after teasing Gareth Bale over his decision to return to Tottenham.
Bale completed an emotional return to Spurs last month, when he signed a loan deal after falling out of favour at Real Madrid.
He has yet to make a second debut for the club after arriving with an injury sustained on international duty.
However, the Welshman is now back in training and reports claimed he has ‘looked really sharp’ and ‘blown his teammates away’.
Bale could even make his debut against West Ham this weekend and could line-up with Harry Kane and Heung-min Son in an impressive front three. However, he is more likely to start on the bench against David Moyes’ men.
Ahead of his potential second debut though, his former teammate Courtois could not resist a cheeky dig.
Courtois spent four seasons with Chelsea before moving to the Bernabeu in 2018. And he proved he still has a soft spot for the Blues with his latest quip.
In an interview with Cadena Ser, Courtois admits he wishes the player all the best. He also refused to shed any light on claims Bale had a serious falling out with Zinedine Zidane.
“What one says to the coach is personal,” Courtois said.
“I don’t know what he thought, but then they are decisions that each one makes.
“I’ve had a good relationship with Gareth and I wish him the best of luck this year, even if he’s not playing for the good team in London. Gareth is a great player.”
Hojbjerg hails ‘great’ Mourinho
Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has given an insight into what it is like to play under Jose Mourinho.
The Denmark international has been involved in seven of the club’s eight games this season, including six starts.
But he put in his best performance in a Spurs shirt in the incredible 6-1 win at Manchester United.
Tottenham signed the midfielder from Southampton in an initial £15million deal at the beginning of the summer.
Everton were also keen, but Hojbjerg has revealed how much Mourinho wanted him in north London.
“I had a feeling he wanted to sign me to Tottenham. I talked to him about ideas in relation to changing clubs, and it seemed like a natural change,” Højbjerg was quoted as saying by BT.
The 25-year-old has also revealed what it is like to play under the Portuguese tactician.
“It’s great to train under José Mourinho. He is a great trainer and he has a great personality. You can learn a lot from him, and he’s incredibly hungry and motivated to keep learning, and that’s really cool.”