Tottenham legend, Jurgen Klinsmann has become the latest man to urge Gareth Bale to stop wasting his career on the Real Madrid bench.
The Welshman seemingly appears to have no way back in the Spanish capital after falling out of favour with Zinedine Zidane.
Recent reports have now indicated that Spurs could try to re-sign the winger this summer (El Espanyol).
However, the noise coming out of Bale’s camp seems to be that he is happy to see out his bumper £600,000 a week contract at Real Madrid (BBC Sport).
Danny Murphy previously warned the 31-year-old that he might regret wasting his best years on the bench (Daily Mail).
Klinsmann has now also urged the former Spurs star to put playing football ahead of money and admitted that he would love to see him back in his old stomping ground.
Speaking to talkSPORT, the German said: “Time goes by so fast as a player and you cannot waste it.
“This is the worst punishment for a player to be on the bench.
“The most important thing for every player is to be on the field and to play. When this doesn’t work out, sooner or later you have to come to a conclusion and consider a move.
“There is a point in time when you become a professional player when you would like to earn a decent amount of money that you can put on the side to feel a bit more safe. But once that goal is achieved there is only one other thing that matters – playing and scoring goals and building your playing record.
“You want to leave the game one day in your 30s and say ‘OK, look at my career there, I managed to score in X amount of teams and X amount of goals in different competitions’.
“Money doesn’t matter anymore. Money has no influence on that decision right now that Gareth has to make. But there are personal elements to it. There is family and lifestyle things to consider.
“A player like him, we would like to admire him week in, week out on the television. As a Tottenham fan, I would love him to come back to Spurs.”
The former Spurs forward also confidently asserted that Jose Mourinho will come good in North London, if he is given time.
He added: “Jose is such an experienced coach, he does it his way, which every coach should do. Every manager should do it his way,” he added.
“So it takes maybe a little bit more time. You cannot really judge the season that ended now because of COVID-19. It’s been a drama, it’s been a nightmare for everyone around the world.
“At the end of the day, he still managed to get them into the Europa League and get into Europe. Now, we just need to trust him and give him time.”
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Every individual is motivated by different things and, in Bale’s case, it does not appear as if he really feels the need to prove himself again in the Premier League. He seems to think that he has achieved all that he wanted to in the game and is now content picking up his fat paycheque.
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