Duncan Castles has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about news from various Premier League clubs.
One club that he mentioned was Tottenham Hotspur, and he provided an update on Gareth Bale’s situation at Spurs.
The Welsh international made a return to north London in the last transfer window but has struggled for game time, particularly in the Premier League, where he has only managed 160 minutes.
Castles seems to believe that while Bale is happy, he is not training hard enough, and that is one of the reasons he is out of the team.
He said: (16:50)
“What I am hearing is that the level of performance at the training ground isn’t particularly impressive and people feel he is not putting in sufficient effort on the training ground to fight his way into the team.”
Does this worry you?
Yes, it can't be good if he isn't training hard
No, it probably isn't true
TIF Thoughts on Bale’s situation…
Indeed, since the 31-year-old has re-joined Tottenham, he has only made 12 appearances in which he has scored just three goals and not provided a single assist.
So, it doesn’t look great for Bale at the moment, and if Castles’ claim is true, then we are concerned that Bale is not working that hard in training.
Luckily for him, Tottenham still have plenty of games left in their season, and hopefully, he can turn this all around.