Mourinho has his say on whether Bale will start against Royal Antwerp

Mourinho has his say on whether Bale will start against Royal Antwerp

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said that Bale is “arriving” at peak physical condition and is ready to start against Royal Antwerp.

Bale has seen limited game time after his loan move from Real Madrid to Tottenham. He arrived with a knee injury. Since then he has been involved in building up his fitness level, with the manager allowing only limited game time to the Welsh winger. He has only started one match in the Europa League and has one substitute Premier League appearance to his name.

Bale was an unused substitute against Tottenham’s recent fixture against Burnley.

However, the hard work seems to be paying off as the manager confirmed that the winger is improving and is ready to start.

“Bale is playing and we all have not just the feeling, but also the data that Bale is arriving.

“He is working very hard. He is being quite a great example for everybody. A big guy like him, travelled to Burnley, stayed on the bench for 90 minutes, didn’t play one minute.

“His behaviour as a team guy is incredible. His behaviour as a Tottenham man is remarkable and he is coming.

“I can see just with my eyes but then the scientific data is also coming and he is working very, very well.

“He is improving, he is improving a lot and I think we can see already Gareth at a good level and hopefully he can fly because he is working very hard. So he’s playing.”

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