Tottenham fans sent very strong message over £600,000-a-week superstar Bale
Former Wales manager Chris Coleman has warned against writing off Gareth Bale, despite his struggles at Tottenham this season.
Bale is regarded as one of the best players in world football and shocked the game when he opted to make the loan move back to Tottenham, in order to get out of his nightmare at Real Madrid.
The Welshman may have won multiple trophies at the Spaniards and scored a ton of goals, but he had fallen down the pecking order under Zinedine Zidane and was struggling to get any game time, and when he did, he was booed by the fans
His move back to Tottenham got many people in England excited to see one of the games biggest players back in the Premier League, but since his move back to England, Bale has struggled for form.
He has only managed 231 minutes in the Premier League this season under Jose Mourinho, And Coleman feels Bale is struggling to get into rhythm due to his lack of consistent playing time but still expects the forward to bounce back.
“He’s been out for a long time and he’s finding it hard to get back in and get his rhythm,” Coleman said on Monday Night Football.
“We all know what a world-class player he is. He can win a game, he can score a goal from nothing, he’s got a last pass.
“But when I’m watching him now it looks like he’s always on his first game back after an injury. Obviously, we expected him to be in the flow of it by now but he clearly isn’t.
“He’s only 31 so I wouldn’t write him off. I don’t know what’s happened at Tottenham but knowing Gareth, he’s a very serious boy about his football and he loves playing football.
“I’ve heard comments that maybe he’ll be happy to be on the bench. He won’t be happy on the bench – not the Gareth Bale that I know.
“He will very much want to be in the heart of it and if he’s not quite there yet, he’s either not ready physically or maybe mentally there’s a lack of confidence.”
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