It seems Tottenham Hotspur loanee, Gareth Bale is ready to return to action and make his second debut for the club.
Judging from the comment of Spurs coach, Jose Mourinho the Wales captain will probably be playing against West Ham.
Since his return to the club he left seven years ago, Bale has only been able to watch from the stands. He was sighted lauding the squad from the VIP section in one of the games where Spurs recorded four wins from five games during their jampacked schedule before the internationakl break.
It was gathered that Bale, who sealed a sensational return to Spurs from Real Madrid on loan in September was rested over the international break to build up his fitness.
Having returned to training, the Wales forward is therefore set to feature for Spurs in either on Sunday or in the Europa League on Thursday against LASK.
Gareth Bales wants to play
Known as a hardworking player, Bales loves to play football. Despite being criticised for spending some time on the golf course while injured at Real Madrid, the Wales captain always prove himself on the pitch whenever he is called upon.
Speaking on his fitness, Mourinho said the winger had wanted to play since the day he rejoined the club.
“Of course he wants to play. He wanted to play since the day he arrived, but it was not possible.
“I am not going to tell you if he is going to play, what I can tell you is that he is working very well, he is working in the way he was not able to do for a long time.
“The last week, especially Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, the planning of the sessions had a big focus on him and he is in pretty good condition,” Mourinho said.
The return of Bale to England was all down to the owner Daniel Levy, whom Mourinho described as a genius. On his day, Bale can be a match changer and winner for his team. The Portuguese tactician is seeing the deal as a asteal.
Many have tipped Spurs to be among the top clubs that will fight for the Premier League this time around, with the partnership of Bale, Harry Kane and Song Heung-Min expected to be a problem for defenders in the coming games.
Mourinho gets his wish
Despite the financial challenges club faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
Spurs were able to bring in Bale and Sergio Reguillon from Real Madrid along with Matt Doherty, Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Carlos Vinicius.
It was unlike last summer transfer where the former manager, Mauricio Pochentino was unable to do any transfer. Judging by the financial challenges, Mourinho was pessimistic about Spurs being able to acquire his top targets. With the summer business done, the former Man United boss says the club signed “almost” all the players on his shortlist.
“I think it’s a great occasion to publicly thank my boss, my board, Mr Levy, the structure, everybody involved in the transfer window because what they did for the team was amazing,” said Mourinho.
“In such a difficult period where I always believed we would not be able to reach some of the targets, some of the needs, the club made an incredible effort and Mr Levy showed once more that when he wants and when he’s really involved, he is genius in the way he makes deals happens.
“I can only publicly thank them for what they gave to the team. And now is for me, my staff and the players to answer in a positive way and have a good season.”
Looking at the personnel that came in, the North London club nearly strengthened in all the areas. In the center back position, Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar was their top target but no agreement was reached between the two sides.
Spurs then went for his alternative in Swansea center-back, Joe Rodon, who joined them before the domestic window closes at 5 pm on Friday.