Jose calls out Bale but hopes he’s fit to travel

Speaking ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday evening, Jose Mourinho discussed Gareth Bale’s midweek post on Instagram.

#thfc Mourinho says he’ll see after today’s training session if Bale “feels ready or not” to face City but says he’ll be selected in squad if fit. Mourinho adds that Bale’s Instagram post saying ‘Good session’ on Monday was “totally wrong” and a “contradiction…with reality”.

— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) February 12, 2021

Addressing the issue further Mourinho went on to say:

‘I have to admit that his post created a need of being addressed. There was a contradiction between the post and the reality. Since the beginning of the season, in relationship to everything, I’ve tried to be very private and keep everything indoors but I felt I needed to address the situation.

Probably the post was not even his responsibility, , I don’t know? But the post was showing “training session great and I am ready”, and was totally wrong. So when questioned I had to give the reality of things.

‘I repeat for the last time and I hope there are no more questions about it. The situation was exactly how I told.

‘He was not feeling good, he asked for a scan. He had a scan, the scan didn’t show an injury but his feelings were still there and coaches, sports science and medical people we can never go against feelings because the player’s feelings are much more important than all of us.

‘So he was not ready for the game. It is as simple as that. If he is ready for tomorrow, he is selected for tomorrow’

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Jose Mourinho calls Gareth Bale’s Instagram post “contradictory” but winger could be selected for squad to face Man City if fit

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympiacos FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 26, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Jose Mourinho confirmed in his press conference today that he believes Harry Kane should be fit to start tomorrow night’s trip to Manchester City.

On other members of the squad, he confirmed Lo Celso is set to miss out, Aurier is to be assessed but made no reference of Regulion.

#thfc Team news vs City from Mourinho: Lo Celso “not even close”, Aurier to be assessed after today’s session, Kane felt no ill-effects from an hour with Everton. No word on Reguilon from JM.

— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) February 12, 2021

Jose will be looking to repeat their last performance against City when they won 2-0 in November.

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