‘I’ve tried to be very private’ – Mourinho hits out at ‘totally wrong’ Gareth Bale post

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho has now directly addressed an Instagram post made by Gareth Bale’s account earlier this week, claiming that it was ‘totally wrong’.

Bale missed both the Premier League game against West Brom and the FA Cup match versus Everton this week.

Mourinho revealed in his post-match press conference after the Everton loss that he had been left surprised when Bale had asked for a scan due to some muscular discomfort.

However, the Spurs head coach has now added that Tottenham always put the wishes of the players first and decided to give Bale time to recover even when the scan showed no injuries.

On Tuesday, Bale’s Instagram account posted an image of him training with the caption ‘good session today’, which reportedly angered Mourinho. The Mirror claimed that the Special One thought the post painted him as the villain.

Mourinho has today revealed that Gareth Bale will be in the matchday squad against Man City if he is deemed fit.

He said (Football London): “I have to admit that his post created a need of being addressed. There was a contradiction between the post and the reality.

“Since the beginning of the season, in relation to everything, I’ve tried to be very private and keep everything indoors but I felt that I needed to address the situation.

“Probably the post was not even his responsibility, but it was showing that training session was great and I’m ready which was totally wrong. So when questioned I had to give the reality of things.

“I repeat for the last time. He was not feeling good. He asked for a scan. He had a scan. The scan did not show an injury but his feelings were still there but as coaches, medical people we can never go against the player feelings.

“So he was not ready for the game. It’s as simple as that. If he’s ready for tomorrow he’s selected for tomorrow.”

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