Paul Robinson has claimed Gareth Bale looks like “a completely different player” since Tottenham sacked Jose Mourinho.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one said ‘The Special One’ had a “disjointed camp” in north London with Bale, Dele Alli and Harry Winks all unhappy.
Bale produced a match-winning performance on Sunday, as Spurs kept their top four hopes alive with a 4-0 demolition of Sheffield United.
The Wales international scored a sublime hattrick and has now contributed 14 goals and three assists in 30 appearances this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the win, Bale dug at Mourinho by claiming his side are “taking a step in the right direction and playing more like the Tottenham way.”
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Bale’s display against Sheffield United, Robinson said:
“The suspicions we had about unrest between Mourinho and the players is clear to see. We were right, it was a disjointed camp. The bridge between manager and some players broke down.
“We have seen Dele Alli and Harry Winks come back into the side and we have seen Gareth Bale start back to back Premier League games for the first time in a while. He looked like a completely different player.
“It paid off for Ryan Mason. Bale was amazing against Sheffield United. It was not just a hattrick, it was a hattrick of brilliant goals.
“I just wonder why they did not play him against Manchester City. That was the Bale that we were all expecting to see at the start of the season.”