Gareth Bale has struggled with Tottenham to make an impact and Jose Mourinho says his next move has not been discussed.
Asked if the decision not to extend his loan was made, Mourinho said: “There was not even a second of discussion about that.”
“Gareth is a player on loan until the end of the season.”
“Not one second of discussion. We are speaking about, of course, Gareth, himself, Real Madrid, Tottenham, but I promise you, not one second of discussion.”
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says there has not been “one second of discussion” over the decision on whether to extend Gareth Bale’s stay.
“Of course, you know that he arrived injured. And he was injured before, I believe, the first month. And then, step by step, Europa League matches were helping him to get his condition.”
“Europa League group phase is a different level than the Premier League. The knockout round is a different story. But the group phase is a different intensity, a different rhythm, a different quality.”
“So, in the Premier League, he didn’t play many minutes. Then another small injury at Stoke City [in the EFL Cup] where he was having a good first half. It is not an easy process.”
“Everybody knew that in the past couple of seasons, in Madrid, they were not easy for him. So, let’s go, step by step, and try to get the best out of him.”
On a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid in September, Bale re-joined Spurs to much fanfare.