Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge has expressed his frustrations over Tottenham Hotspur’s usage of Gareth Bale last season.
Bridge is a Spurs fan and he covered the signing of Bale for Sky, reporting on the transfer from outside the club’s training ground.
Bale, of course, arrived on a season-long loan from Real Madrid, much to the excitement of the Spurs fans, as they foresaw him forging a lethal partnership with Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane.
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In total, he made just six starts under the management of the Portuguese in the Premier League, and he scored five goals with Mourinho in charge.
Ryan Mason was appointed as interim manager after the former Chelsea boss was sacked in April, and he gave the 96-cap Wales man four starts in the final six games of the season; he went on to score five times, including a hat-trick in the 4-0 thumping of Sheffield United.
And Bridge believes that the 32-year-old’s stay can best be described as a waste of time.
He said: “I think the ship’s sailed. It’s a shame really, it’s such a waste of a season. I was outside the training ground, I remember breaking it live on Sky and I was so happy, so excited, and people were tweeting me saying ‘oh, you’re so enthusiastic’ and I was like, ‘yeah, why wouldn’t I be?’
“I am a Tottenham fan and I’m breaking the news that he’s going to join two other world-class forwards.”