The Mourinho effect! Superstar Bale reveals why he made move back to Tottenham

Gareth Bale says the prospect of working with Jose Mourinho was one of the main reasons he agreed to return to Tottenham.

There was so many rumours about where Bale would end up this summer window that he was linked to every big club in the game, but Tottenham managed to wrap up a loan deal to bring him back and be the impact signing that Spurs needed.

And after making the move back to London, he is excited to finally get to work with the ex-Chelsea, Manchester United and Inter boss, and is confident Spurs will win trophies with him in charge.

“He’s spoken to me about a few positions that he would like me to play and obviously I’m happy with that,” Bale told BT Sport.

“He was a big reason for me coming back here. He’s a household name and a winner.

“He’s the perfect fit for Tottenham. We need to win trophies and he knows how to do that better than anyone.

“I know every Tottenham fan is desperate for a trophy and we’ll be trying as hard as possible in every competition to do that.

“As a player I’m not going to be doing the same 90-yard runs down the wing every second. I understand my game more, it’s evolved since then,” he added

“I’m more grown up and mature. I might not act it sometimes when I’m joking around in training but I had to grow up living abroad.

“But I know I still have a lot to offer and I still have my pace. I’m excited to show what I can still do.

“We want to win things so I’m going to make sure I help the team as much as I can to achieve that.”

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