Having been an unused substitute for Tottenham’s 2-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, Bale was then left out of Jose Mourinho’s matchday squad to face Everton in the FA Cup on Wednesday evening.
And, speaking in his post-match press conference after the 5-4 AET loss to the Toffees, the 58-year-old revealed his shock at Bale’s desire for “wanting to have a scan” on a muscular area in which the 31-year-old “was not comfortable” on Monday.
Mourinho then claimed that the £18 million-rated winger’s desire was to “work with the sports science [department] for a couple of days” in order to “strengthen that area where he’s not feeling comfortable” – which resulted in Bale missing the trip to Goodison Park on Wednesday.
And, after Gold relayed the comments of the Spurs boss on Twitter, fans of Tottenham flocked to have their say on the matter, with many left furious with the actions of Bale.
Should Spurs cut Bale's loan short?
So, what exactly did these Tottenham Hotspur fans have to say in reaction to Jose Mourinho’s comments regarding Gareth Bale?
“Let’s face it, he has a serious mental block or he simply does not want to work hard. Either way, his stock is collapsing around him.”
“Time to cut our losses, he has become a liability to spurs now, he has no desire to play for us!”
“What a mess. Send him back tomorrow. Should have been glorious, but like all things Spurs ends in disaster and failure.”
“Bale on a season-long testimonial”
“Bale money for old rope. Bad mistake, the return of Bale”
“Yup – he’ll never play for Spurs again”
“Yeah, he’s done here”
“Pathetic from Bale”
“Get him out ASAP”
“WOW just WOW!”