Ebene News – CA – Gareth Bale: Jose Mourinho says Tottenham forward is ruled out for ‘next few weeks’

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Gareth Bale missed Tottenham’s draw at Wolves after being pulled out at half-time in the Carabao Cup quarter-final victory over Stoke; Spurs host Fulham on Wednesday; Jose Mourinho: “No, I don’t expect Gareth to be in good shape I wouldn’t say it’s a serious injury, but I would say a few weeks”

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has revealed Gareth Bale will miss the “next few weeks” with a calf injury

Bale missed Spurs’ Premier League draw at Wolves on Sunday after being pulled out at half-time in the Carabao Cup quarter-final victory over Stoke last week – a game in which he scored a head to put his team in front

Mourinho revealed after Stoke’s game that the Welsh international could not return for the second half due to a calf problem, and the Spurs boss has now said the striker risks missing the next ones weeks

When asked if Bale would be fit to take on Fulham on Wednesday, Mourinho replied: “No, I don’t expect Gareth to be in good shape I wouldn’t say it’s a serious injury, but I would say a few weeks “

Tottenham are winless in four Premier League games and host a Fulham side who have lost just one of their previous six

Scott Parker’s side have drawn in their previous four league appearances, conceding just twice, and Mourinho believes he has discovered a new style of play in recent weeks

“Fulham is now playing in a different way, they have forgotten some of the principles they believed in,” he said

“They have new playing principles and are getting very positive results. It’s going to be difficult”

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Gareth Bale has only made one Premier League start for Tottenham this season and has recorded just 161 minutes on the pitch

If he had been at Real Madrid again, those numbers would have drawn familiar criticism from Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane – “why isn’t he playing him ?!” – and raised speculation that the Wales striker must be unhappy to be sent off

Three months after returning to Tottenham, that’s not quite the case But Spurs fans will soon feel entitled to wonder when they’ll see more of their returning hero, than the club, do let’s not forget, pay a considerable sum

His 45-minute appearance against Leicester was his last league outing – but, after missing the previous two matches due to illness, Bale watched the pace and struggled to get into the game and change the things for Spurs

Healing a knee issue has been at the heart of the problem – and Spurs signed the forward knowing they should be patient But is his return to form and shape now taking longer provided that?

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Ebene News – CA – Gareth Bale: Jose Mourinho says Tottenham striker is ruled out for ‘ next weeks ”

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