Jose Mourinho Teaches Wales how to manage Gareth Bale


    The manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Jose Mourinho, has told the technical crew of the Wales National team to handle Gareth Bale with care when the 31-year-old forward joined the team during the FIFA international break.

    Bale has been invited to the Wales national team and he is expected to feature against the United States of America in an international friendly on November 12. He is also expected to play against Ireland and Finland on November 15 and 18 in the UEFA Nations League.

    Jose Mourinho believes that Bale who is on loan at Tottenham from Real Madrid needs to be kept safe and not be too labored during the break. He reminded Wales technical crew about how the player was benched for a long time last season by the manager of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, urging them not to destroy the work Tottenham’s team has been doing on Bale.

    “I think he’s getting better and better and better and today I felt that he could play 90 minutes but it’s not about can or cannot,” Mourinho said.

    “It’s about managing the situation and keeping safe because he’s a player that needs to be safe.

    “He’s a player that’s had enough problems in the past. He’s working so much and we all are working so much and so carefully with him that we don’t want to destroy the work that everybody has been doing for the past couple of months.

    “Wales have two matches in the Nations League and I expect him to play but if they care as much about him as we do they have to manage the recovering periods.

    “They have to manage how many days difference between one match and another, they have to manage the minutes that he plays and they should not let him get into fatigue levels.”

    Jose Mourinho is not comfortable with an Arsenal coach in the Wales team

    Jose Mourinho Teaches Wales how to manage Gareth Bale
    Gareth Bale celebrating with his teammates during their 3-2 win against Ludogorets in the Europa League.

    Wales national team will be without the team’s head coach Ryan Giggs for the team’s three matches because he was arrested on Sunday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, Kate Greville. His assistant coach Robert Page will take charge of the matches and he will be assisted by an Arsenal coach Albert Stuivenberg.

    Tottenham’s coach Jose Mourinho whose two major players, Ben Davies and Gareth Bale, are in the Wales team, is not comfortable that his players will be managed by a coach from a rival club.

    Mourinho said: “I think from what I’m reading that it is not (Ryan) Giggs that is responsible for these matches. I’m sorry about it because on the previous fixtures he called me, we spoke about Ben Davies – not Gareth because Gareth was not there – but we spoke about Ben Davies.

    “We shared opinions about the situation which is probably not going to happen this time and the fact that one of the coaches is an Arsenal coach doesn’t make me very comfortable.

    “Honestly, it doesn’t make me very comfortable. I think national teams should have coaches that work exclusively for them and not coaches that work for other clubs.”

    Tottenham have a Premier League game against West Brom on Sunday, November 8. A win from the match could take the London club to the top spot in the league as they are currently 3rd on the league table, two points away from first-placed Liverpool.


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