Gareth Bale spent 6 years at Tottenham before he joined Madrid, on September 1, 2013, for a transfer fee worth €101milllion. Initially, Bale found it difficult to settle down at Spurs as he struggled to have regular playing time.
In recent games, the manager of Spurs, Jose Mourinho has given the 31-year-old winger a series of opportunities to help the club which the football star has been taking good advantage of.
So far this season, Bale has scored a goal in the Premier League and provided an assist in 8 league games. He has played a total of 19 games in all competitions, scoring 6 goals and providing 2 assists.
In Tottenham Hotspur’s second leg of Europa League round of 32 match against Austrian side Wolfsberger on February 24, Bale who was a substitute in the match scored a goal in the 73rd minute. The match which ended 4-0 in favor of Tottenham, qualified the north London club for the Europa League round of 16.
“I think the mind is always a consequence of the physical,” said Mourinho while talking about the resurgence of Gareth Bale.
“If a player feels great if he is playing 100 percent and if the feelings are all good, there are no psychological problems or fears or barriers.
“When you have little worries and especially when you have a recent history of injuries, it’s normal to have some fears and these fears have a consequence. But lately, he has been fine.
“It’s just a question of how many minutes he can play and how many days he needs to recover between matches.
“He looks happier than ever, he looks confident. In training, you can see he has his confidence back, the way he hits his shots.
“You could see from his goal on Wednesday. It was a confident shot. A player with fear or negative feelings would never have hit that type of shot. To strike the ball that way, I think that strike means a lot.
“It means freedom about the brain muscle. For this, you need to be in a good condition. He is in the best condition since he arrived.”
Bale is expected to return to Real Madrid at the end of his loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur. The loan deal will expire in June 2021 and it is not likely that Spurs will extend his loan deal except the Wales international starts performing extraordinarily within the few months left on his contract.