- Harry Redknapp has suggested that Jose Mourinho never needed Gareth Bale who has flopped
- Bale returned to his former club Spurs after he fell out with Zinedine Zidane at real Madrid
- Redknapp who once managed Bale at Tottenham says the player needs to be treated with care
Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has hinted Jose Mourinho on how to get the very best from superstar Gareth Bale, saying the player is not the confident type.
The manager added that he personally does not believe Mourinho actually wanted Bale back at Tottenham as he further stated that the ex-Real Madrid sensation must be treated with care.
Bale has visibly flopped since he returned to the White Hart Lane as he was not included in the team that failed to beat Everton in the FA Cup quarter-final.
The former boss Redknapp said he had high hopes for Bale when his move back to Tottenham was confirmed in the summer. He said via talkSPORT:
“At the time I thought Gareth Bale would be an amazing signing. I could see that forward line, Son, Bale and Kane, I thought ‘oh my God they are going to be scary together’, but for whatever reason it hasn’t worked for Gareth.
“I don’t know what the problem is with Gareth at the moment. He’s not the most confident of boys.
“I know he’s been one of the top players in the world, let’s be honest, there was a spell where for me he’d probably been the third best player around behind Messi and Ronaldo, he was that good when he was at his best."
It was an extra-ordinary night at the Goodison Park on Wednesday night, January 10, when Everton and Tottenham engaged themselves in a highly-entertaining FA Cup quarter-final clash.
It was a goal-fest which had all the sensations of a classic encounter, but Everton won in the extra-time courtesy a late goal as it ended 5-4.
It got Jose Mourinho furious as no one takes the FA Cup as serious as the Spurs’ boss, as he is never a fan of a nine-goal thriller.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Gareth Bale was an unused substitute in Tottenham Hotspur's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in a crunch Premier League encounter earlier this week.
Jose Mourinho brought on the duo of Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela for Tanguy Ndombele and Steven Bergwijn but never exhausted his substitutes slot.
However, after losing his third straight game, the North Londoners are languishing in the eighth position on the table which leaves their title contention in limbo.
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