Jose Mourinho was recorded telling Tottenham assistants what he said to Gareth Bale in crisis talks in training clip

JOSE MOURINHO is running out of patience with Gareth Bale.

Tottenham’s Welsh superstar, 31, cut a forlorn figure again yesterday as he was an unused sub in their 3-1 win at Sheffield United.

And Bale’s latest snub came the day after Spurs released an official video in which Mourinho can be heard explaining his concerns about the winger.

In the video, shared on Spurs TV, the Portuguese coach asked: “You want to stay here? Or go to Real Madrid and play no football?”

SunSport can reveal Mourinho was talking to No 2 Joao Sacramento and other backroom staff.

The Spurs boss was telling them what he said to Bale in crisis talks he had with the star, who is on a season loan from the Bernabeu.

Bale has made just one Premier League start for Spurs since signing in October, when he was subbed off in a 1-0 win at West Brom on November 8.

In all he has had 161 minutes of top-flight action, with Mourinho using him in the Europa League primarily.

It is understood the Spurs boss was not keen on Bale joining as he felt the squad already had enough wide players.

Mourinho also appeared to send a coded message to Bale yesterday as he praised Tanguy Ndombele, who scored a superb third goal at Bramall Lane.


The Frenchman – signed from Lyon in a club-record £65million deal in July 2019 – has also struggled to convince Mourinho of his talents.

And Mourinho said: “I have enough experience to say when a player is not playing very well, it is his responsibility.

“When a player turns things around and brings his performances to a very high level it is also his responsibility. It is a great example that the door is open.

“When a player is not playing he has to understand why – and has to try to understand how he can walk through that door even after a difficult period.

“Ndombele understood. The goal is amazing, but I don’t care about the goal, I care about the performance. It was magnificent.

“I give special credit to Tanguy for his will to train hard and his desire to win and earn a place in the team.”

Serge Aurier and Harry Kane also scored to deliver a first league win at Bramall Lane since December 1975.

Mourinho joked: “I think the last time Tottenham beat Sheffield United here it was black and white television.”


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