McAvennie verdict on Bale & Mourinho arguing constantly at Tottenham

Frank McAvennie has claimed Jose Mourinho has a fractious relationship with Gareth Bale and they will be constantly arguing with one another at Tottenham.

The former West Ham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims that Mourinho can’t be blamed for Bale’s current predicament.

Bale, 31, has only started two Premier League games for Spurs since he joined the club on loan from Real Madrid in the summer.

In his 15 total appearances for Tottenham this term he has racked up four goals while failing to register an assist with each strike coming in a separate competition.

Mourinho and Bale seem to have a fractured relationship with the Spurs boss criticising his player’s social media posts during his press conference on Friday.

McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “I don’t understand it. I do understand why Spurs took him. Everyone blamed Zidane saying he doesn’t like Bale and all that stuff.

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“He was probably arguing with him a lot and I think Mourinho will be the same as Zidane in arguing a lot.

“He’ll be saying that with the talent he has, he should be in my team. I’m not going to put you in because you’re Gareth Bale.

“He’s done it with Dele Alli, he’s got to do it in training and if he’s not showing the attitude that Mourinho wants then he won’t be in the team.

“You can blame Mourinho all you want but he couldn’t care less, he’s dealt with bigger players than Gareth Bale.

“Supporters want him to do well and want him in the team but you can’t blame Mourinho. A good manager isn’t going to put him in for the sake of it.”

Bale made the bench for Spurs’ last two Premier League games but Mourinho elected against bringing him on as his side lost to Chelsea and beat West Brom.

Tottenham face table-toppers Manchester City on Saturday with Mourinho looking to bounce back from his side’s dramatic 5-4 FA Cup defeat to Everton in midweek.

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