Gareth Bale’s attitude criticized by former Tottenham star Dimitar Berbatov
The Welsh international returned to his former club on a long season at the start of the 2020/21 season after seeing his first-team chances limited under Zinedine Zidane in the Spanish capital.
However, the 31-year-old struggled to make an impact with Jose mourinho, with only two league starts this season.
The Portuguese boss hinted at his growing anger at Bale’s role earlier this week after he was unable to play against Everton due to a “bad feeling” about an injury, and Berbatov has expressed his own irritation at the situation.
“Much has been said about Bale following Mourinho’s comments after he banned himself from playing in Spurs’ FA Cup loss to Everton,” according to quotes from Football.London.
“If Bale had a scan and there was an issue that could lead to injury, I can understand why he didn’t want to play. If there was nothing and he was free to play, then his desire not to play is a problem.
“What does it mean to say you’re too uncomfortable to play if you’re not injured?” It has to translate into something, I don’t know what it is, but the situation is complicated and obviously Mourinho is not happy.
Bale will remain in England until the end of the campaign, regardless of his role in the squad under Mourinho, but the deal is highly unlikely to be made permanent this summer.
He looks certain to return to Madrid ahead of the 2021/22 season with one more year to go on his contract with Los Blancos.