Updated on 01/15/2021 08:39 am
Gareth Bale smiled again when Tottenham closed with Real Madrid the loan for the entire 2020-21 season. So far, the forward is in his place in the world, as he has the backing of all his teammates and José Mourinho, his coach. But will that be enough to extend your stay in London?
This Friday, the newspaper The Times assured that the management of the ‘Spurs’ has doubts about a second season with the ‘Cardiff Express’ on the campus. Injuries again play a trick on the forward, who has had little influence with the team this season.
To begin with, Bale arrived in Tottenham with a knee injury that prevented him from playing the opening three Premier League games, two games in the previous rounds of the Europa League and one in the League Cup against Chelsea. Thus, the Welshman’s debut only took place on October 18 against West Ham.
When the attacker was recovering his best version, a sore leg knocked him out of two league contests and the Carabao Cup semi-final against Brentford. Thus, among so many twists and turns, the international has barely played a total of 623 minutes spread over 12 games.
Bale has been a protagonist in the Europa League, as Mourinho sent him from the opening whistle in all the games of the group round. While in the Premier League he was only 160 minutes and scored against Brighton. In the League Cup he scored Stoke City in the quarterfinals and his presence in the final will depend on his status. Finally, in the FA Cup he was only 25 minutes against Marine FC.
In that sense, the Tottenham high command expected more from Gareth after the effort they made to incorporate him. Anyway, the British newspaper indicated that the second part of the season will be key to decide if the player will continue a second year. For now, the answer is negative.