Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Gareth Bale following his departure from Tottenham, as reported by the Daily Mail.
When Mourinho-led Spurs signed Bale on a season-long loan from Real Madrid last summer, you wondered if they could actually develop into title challengers, with the Welshman linking up with the prolific Harry Kane and Heung-min Son in attack.
While the trio were able to score 51 goals between them in the Premier League last season, Tottenham were only able to finish seventh in the table, with Mourinho having lost his job in the process.
Though that is certainly not the fault of any individual, rather collective shortfalls, Jose Mourinho has decided to take a cheeky dig at Bale, while previewing Wales’ chances for Euro 2020.
Mourinho is quoted by the Daily Mail saying:
“When we look to Gareth and how many great performances he had, how many goals he scored against the best teams, there were not many or none. It’s not an easy situation for a country without many options.”
One would argue that his brace against Leicester City on the final day, which ensured Spurs would finish above Arsenal and qualify for the Europa Conference League, was pretty significant.
Though, Mourinho is notoriously bitter – it’s no surprise to hear him taking a dig at one of his former players, having been sacked from the smallest club he’s managed since his departure from União de Leiria in 2002.
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