Kevin Phillips claims Gareth Bale will be “chomping at the bit” to get get started at Tottenham after pictures emerged of the winger training today.   

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, admitted that he “cannot wait” to see the 31-year-old back in action for Spurs and expects his presence to “bring out the best” in his teammates.

Bale was back on the training pitch today as he looks to make his return to action after the international break in mid-October.

The Wales international rejoined the Lilywhites from Real Madrid on loan last month but has been sidelined through injury with fans eagerly anticipating his return.

Phillips is adamant that Bale will be “itching” to showcase his talent to the world after a difficult few seasons at the Bernabeu.

“It is a massive boost to have him back in training even though Spurs have had some decent performances while he has been out,” he told Football Insider.

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“They have some really exciting players in the attacking department and that is with Gareth Bale waiting in the wings.

“He will be chomping at the bit. He will be itching to get out on that pitch and showcase what he is all about. I am cannot wait to see him playing in a Tottenham shirt again.

“His presence will bring out the best in the other players as well. I cannot wait.”

Speaking on Bale’s return, Mourinho said: “I believe the two weeks of internationals can be important weeks for his last phase of recovering and fitness problem.

“Hopefully to play when we’re back to the weekend after national teams. Let’s see if it’s possible to arrive there.”

In other Tottenham news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider that new signing can help ‘outstanding’ player reach his full potential.