Tottenham attacker Gareth Bale will be “frustrated” with his lack of game time but is facing more selection misery in the weeks ahead, according to Kevin Campbell.
The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed Jose Mourinho will have given the 31-year-old “assurances” regarding his involvement this season after he was overlooked in the North London derby.
Bale has started just one Premier League game since he rejoined the London club on a season-long loan deal in September, a 1-0 win away at West Brom.
In the last three games against the so-called ‘big-six’, Steven Bergwijn has been selected ahead of the Wales international and helped Spurs to wins over Manchester City and Arsenal.
Football Insider columnist Gabriel Agbonlahor is adamant that Bale’s continued snub is down to his work rate.
When asked if he suspects the winger will be growing frustrated with his lack of minutes in the league, Campbell said:
“Gareth Bale will be slightly frustrated to be overlooked for these big games but we are still early on in the season. There is a lot of games still to play and they will come thick and fast over the Christmas period.
“I am sure Gareth will get his minutes but Bergwijn has been part of that winning team. I cannot see Jose Mourinho really changing the eleven that much.
“Bale will be frustrated but he will have received assurances off Jose Mourinho. He will get game time this season.”
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