A lot of Tottenham Hotspur fans have flocked to a tweet that was recently posted by the club’s official Twitter account in which they shared some comments on Gareth Bale that were made by Spurs boss Jose Mourinho in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Lilywhites’ Premier League clash with West Ham United on Sunday.
Bale is yet to play for Spurs since he rejoined the north London club on loan for the 2020/21 campaign from Real Madrid last month as he has been recovering from a knee injury, however, reports had claimed that Spurs were anticipating the Welshman would be fit after the October international break, which ended this week and would suggest that Spurs’ game with West Ham this weekend was seen as the 31-year-old’s potential return match.
Here is what Mourinho had to say about the possibility of Bale playing this weekend: “I’m not going to tell you if he is going to play or not. What I can tell you is that he is working very well. Probably, he’s working the way he was not able to do for quite a long time. The last week, especially this week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – the planning of the sessions had a big focus on him and he’s in pretty good condition.”
So, what did these Tottenham Hotspur fans make of Mourinho’s comments on the possibility of Bale playing this weekend?
?? Jose on @GarethBale11
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 16, 2020
Some Tottenham fans called for Bale to start versus the Irons on Sunday in response to Spurs’ tweet sharing Mourinho’s comments.
Start him imo
— Anton?? (@ThfcAnton) October 16, 2020
play him ?
— lukas (@thfclukas) October 16, 2020
Meanwhile, other Spurs supporters shared some confidence that Bale will play this weekend in response to this tweet, with some Tottenham fans indicating that they think the Portuguese coach is playing mind games.
Surely he’s playing I love my Coach , Jose is back fully committed to winning trophies this season
— 2nde (@teejay1st) October 16, 2020
He is starting against West Ham. Jose with his normal bluff. ??
— Ankit (@Ankit_THFC) October 16, 2020
Jose minds games I love this man
— Jamie? (@jamieLDN10) October 16, 2020
“I don’t know if he will play” pic.twitter.com/rwZIPjmDSe
— Christopher? (@ChrisWrighteous) October 16, 2020
Do you think Bale will play versus West Ham?
Judging by these Tottenham fans’ replies to this tweet, it certainly seems as though plenty of the north London club’s supporters are eager to see Bale make his first appearance for Tottenham since 2013.