Jose Mourinho gives fitness update on Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale

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The Tottenham Hotspur coach, Jose Mourinho has revealed whom he will pick to play against Leyton Orient in the Carabao Cup.

Spurs recently announced the signing of Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.

According to the Portuguese coach, Reguilon, who played for Sevilla last season on loan, will be ready to play by the end of this week.

But Bale will have to wait for his first match on his return to Tottenham Hotspur. The Welshman returns to his former club on a season-long loan with an option for a second year. He is currently out with a knee injury. So, he will not be fit this month.

Sergio Reguilon could make his debut soon

“You ask me about Sergio and I think Sergio will be quite quick. He is in the best period of his recovery.

“He’s training today (on Sunday while Spurs played at Southampton) with one of my assistants. He cannot play on Tuesday but I would say he will be available for us maybe for the end of the week.”

Gareth Bale is highly motivated – Mourinho

The former Chelsea boss said he is not sure of when Bale will be back in action, adding that his motivation is high.

“He’s so happy to be with the club of his heart, he’s so happy to play for us. And when a player has this motivation, many times you can shorten the period of recovery, you can shorten the period of getting fit and ready to play.

“We want to help him so when he’s available to train with the team, we’re more than happy to have him and help him back to a level that made him one of the best players in the world.”

On Tuesday, Tottenham travel to nearby Leyton Orient in the Carabao Cup third round and Mourinho named many of the players who will take part for the north London side.

“Some positions in the squad give us incredible options. If you look to our bench [at Southampton] you can imagine that Aurier is going to play, Joe Hart is going to play, Moussa is going to play, Toby,” he said.

Gareth Bale played bit par role for Real Madrid last season

Mourinho, who still wants to sign a striker is happy with qualities he has on the bench as well.

“Lamela is going to play so you can imagine that some of these guys are going to play, replacing players from the same level. Exactly players from the same level so you can imagine some of them are going to play and replace the others.”

Special game forHarry Kane

This is going to be a special game for Harry Kane. The English man had helped out his first loan club Orient by sponsoring their shirts this season. Such contribution boosted the club with vital funds and also supporting good causes.

As part of his deal, Orient’s home shirt had a message of appreciation to frontline workers tackling the coronavirus pandemic written on it.

“Yeah, Harry in principle he has to be. We need him, especially in these matches against these teams who are seen in theory as inferior and inferior teams are going to defend against you and you need a striker.

“I want Harry to play. That’s if he feels he can if he feels ready to do it. He’s an experienced player and he knows his body better than any of the sports science guys or any medical guy and if he’s ready to play it’s possible,” said the head coach.

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