Jose Mourinho reveals when Gareth Bale will return after missing Crystal Palace clash

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur were without the attacking talents of Gareth Bale today as they visited Selhurst Park, earning only a draw against their hosts, Crystal Palace.

Harry Kane netted in the first half thanks to a keeper howler, but Palace fought back in the second 45 and deservedly drew level.

Spurs had a number of testing free-kicks throughout the game, some of which Gareth Bale would surely have loved to shoot from.

The Welshman went close to a set-piece screamer in the week against Antwerp when his 30-yard knuckleball was tipped onto the crossbar before Carlos Vinicius tapped home the rebound.

Unfortunately, Jose Mourinho revealed today that Bale missed out through illness, but added in his post-match press conference that the winger should be back for Wednesday.

Tottenham come up against reigning champions Liverpool in mid-week and a win would be a huge boost to the Lilywhites’ title credentials.

Mourinho said (Football London): “He was ill but of course not Covid but not one of these flus that keep you in bed for a week. He should be back for Wednesday.”

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