Danny Mills has tipped Tottenham star Gareth Bale to have an “absolutely devastating” impact against West Ham in his second debut on Sunday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Manchester City and England full-back backed the Welshman to dazzle against the Hammers.
Bale re-joined Spurs on loan from Real Madrid last month but is yet to play for the club as he was suffering from a knee injury.
This site revealed last week that the 31-year-old is set to pitched in the matchday 18 against West Ham after recovering from a knee injury.
Mourinho said in his pre-game press conference that Bale will “probably play” against their London rivals.
He has been in full training and the Portuguese said the club were happy to see him enjoying the work unlike his time in Madrid.
Asked by Football Insider whether the best players are always the best trainers: “No, it doesn’t always go like that. They can be but they can also not be.
“Eden Hazard I don’t think was a great trainer by all accounts but he was magnificent on the pitch.
“Some players like the matchdays, they live for matchdays and are able to turn it on.
“I don’t have any issues with Gareth Bale, he may well have a cameo off the bench.
“Suddenly you’re thinking if he comes on with half-an-hour to go, that could be absolutely devastating.
“That would be magnificent for Tottenham and give everybody a lift just when they need it.”
Bale scored 56 goals and provided 58 assists in 203 games for Spurs in his first spell before moving to Spain for a world record fee in 2013.
He won the Champions League four times with Los Blancos but fell out of favour under manager Zinedine Zidane and was listed to just 14 starts last season.
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