Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho opens up and fires stern Gareth Bale message to the media

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ENFIELD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Jose Mourinho, Head Coach of Tottenham Hotspur talks to the media during the Tottenham Hotspur press conference at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on November 21, 2019 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Gareth Bale’s introduction from the bench was not a distraction for Tottenham as they lost a 3-0 lead against West Ham claims Jose Mourinho

Bale was signed in the transfer window in a deal that stunned many, and got many fans excited about what he would help the side do by the end of the season, but he has not got off to the best of starts.

Spurs were cruising to three points in Sunday’s Premier League encounter, with Son Heung-min’s strike and Harry Kane’s double opening up a 3-0 lead after 16 minutes, But Fabian Balbuena struck and Davinson Sanchez’s put through his own net before Manuel Lanzini’s injury-time stunner sealed a stunning comeback for the Hammers.

There are many that feel that the introduction of Bale became a distraction for the side, but Mourinho did not believe Bale entering the fray had any negative effect on his side.

“I don’t think so, I honestly don’t think so. The decision not to start him was I think a good decision,” Mourinho said on the Sky Sports website

“A decision to show that he doesn’t have a beautiful chair waiting for him in the team and he sits there the first time he can. It was a message to the team that in this team everybody has to fight for positions.

“He’s very well accepted in the group. Everyone likes him, and I believe he also likes what he found here. So everything is positive and the focus was not on him. The focus was on the game and he was on the bench for 65 minutes or so and I don’t think so, I don’t think at all.

“It’s a pity that he couldn’t score that fourth goal which was a beauty and would have killed the game. But that’s football.”

Spurs fans were left fuming at this result, Tottenham should have won this comfortably.

But they will also be hoping that Bale makes a better impact the next time he steps onto that field.

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