Ex-Spurs man claims Mourinho is ‘tired’ of the ‘Bale saga’

Date published: Monday 5th April 2021 1:38 - Joe Williams

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Former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara thinks even Jose Mourinho is now “tired” of the Gareth Bale “saga after their 2-2 draw against Newcastle United.

Tottenham have reportedly paid Real Madrid half of Bale’s £600,000 a week wages to have him on loan this season but the Welshman’s output has not matched the outlay on salary

Bale hit a purple patch in mid-February to the beginning of March when he scored six goals and provided three assists in just six matches for Spurs.

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Since then he has fallen back down the pecking order at Tottenham with his only start in the last five matches coming in a disappointing display in the north London derby against Arsenal.

He picked up two assists while on international duty with Wales but O’Hara just wants an end to the “whole situation” surrounding Bale.

“I think everyone has had enough of the Gareth Bale saga,” O’Hara told talkSPORT.

“The fans, the players, the media, everyone’s had enough of it.

“He came in, they had this big thing where everyone was standing outside the ground, it was like the Messiah coming back.

“He wasn’t fit for three months, gets fit, has a few decent games, then disappears in the two biggest games of the season. The London derby and Zagreb, two shocking performances.

“Then he comes out and says he just wanted to be fit for the Euros, that’s why he came to Spurs and he wants to go back to Madrid.

“Everyone’s tired of it, Mourinho’s tired of it, you can see.

“He didn’t play him against Aston Villa, he brings him on for five minutes against Newcastle, that whole situation just needs to end.”

Bale angered some Spurs fans over the international break by saying his “plan is to go back” to Real Madrid in the summer and take it from there.

However, he quickly moved to clarify his comments a week ago, he said: “There’s no distraction for me. I think the main reason I came to Spurs this year was to play football first and foremost.

“Going into the Euros I wanted to be match-fit. The original plan was to do a season at Spurs and after the Euros still have a year left at Real Madrid.

“My plan is to go back, that’s as far I have planned.”


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