Jose Mourinho seemed to accuse Gareth Bale of lying about having a good training session on Instagram as tensions over the Real Madrid loanee’s struggles became public.

Bale’s return to Spurs has been nothing short of a failure so far, and with Spurs picking up £250,000-a-week of his wage packet, an expensive one at that.

Bale has started only two Premier League games this season

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Bale has started only two Premier League games this season

Once again, the 31-year-old was an unused substitute for the 2-0 victory over West Brom on Sunday and was left out of the matchday squad entirely for the 5-4 defeat to Everton in the FA Cup on Wednesday.

Ahead of Tottenham’s Cup exit at Goodison Park, Bale posted a picture from training on Instagram along with the caption: “Good session today.”

But Mourinho begs to differ, claiming that Bale’s post could not be further from the truth as the Welshman struggled with an injury.

“I hope the press conference is about the game and not about individuals. I have to admit his post created a need to be addressed,” Mourinho said.

“It was a contradiction between the post and the reality. Since the beginning of the season in relationship to everything, I try to be very private and try to keep everything indoors, but I felt I needed to address the situation.

“Probably the post was not even his responsibility, I don’t know? But the post was showing ‘training session great and I am ready’ and was totally wrong.

“When I was questioned I had to say the reality of the things which I repeat for the last time and I hope there are no more questions about it. The situation was exactly how I told.

“He was not feeling good, he asked for a scan. He had a scan, the scan didn’t show an injury but his feelings were still there and coaches, sports science and medical people we can never go against feelings because the player’s feelings are much more important than all of us.

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

Mourinho spoke publicly about his frustrations with Bale


Mourinho spoke publicly about his frustrations with Bale

Tottenham icon Clive Allen believes Mourinho is losing his patience with Bale amid the Welshman’s mystery muscle injury.

He told Thursday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “You see [Mourinho] is losing his patience with Gareth.

“Everyone was excited when Gareth Bale returned to Tottenham, and Gareth’s body language was great as well.

“But it just hasn’t worked out. It’s not the Bale we knew; he hasn’t been able to find the consistency or form and hasn’t played enough minutes.”


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