Jose Mourinho, coach of Tottenham Hotspur, shocked a TV reporter after she asked him to explain why
he had not included Gareth Bale during his team’s 1-0 defeat by Chelsea.
During the match between the two London teams, Tottenham lost the superiority without injured star
Harry Kane, and lost a penalty kick by Jorginho in the 24th minute of the match that brought the two
teams together on Thursday evening.
Mourinho involved both Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura, instead of Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid,
while the landlords were chasing for a tie.
When journalist Alison Bender asked him why Bill was not involved, Mourinho replied: “Good question.
But you don’t deserve to know the answer.”
Another reporter asked Mourinho about it at his press conference, and he said, “I am doing my best.
Gareth is doing his best. Everyone is doing his best.”
It is noteworthy that Bale has not yet established himself as a key player under Mourinho since his “emotional”
return to Tottenham last summer.
The Welshman played 15 games in all competitions with the London team this season, but he started twice
in the Premier League, and managed to score only 4 goals, one in each of the First Division, European League,
FA Cup and League Cup.
Meanwhile, Mourinho says he can see the spirit in his team despite suffering a third consecutive loss in
the Premier League on Thursday night, according to the British newspaper The Telegraph.
Since traveling to Anfield at their summit with Liverpool on December 16, Tottenham has lost 5 of their
subsequent nine matches, including 3 consecutive matches for the first time since 2012.
It is noteworthy that Tottenham suffers from many injuries to players, including Harry Kane, Giovanni Le Celso,
and Dele Alli, but Mourinho insists that he sees a band together in his team.
“We are trying to continue the search, but I see teamwork. It is not easy to see togetherness with bad results,
defeats, difficulties, and injuries. It is very easy to show teamwork when you are in a difficult match and win
when everything is great,” he said.
“But in difficult moments, it is difficult to see this solidarity, but I saw it in the second half,” he added.