Mourinho reveals the first thing he asked Bale at Tottenham

Gareth Bale Trains at Tottenham Hotspur

Gareth Bale Trains at Tottenham Hotspur

Jose Mourinho has said Gareth Bale will "probably" make his second Tottenham debut from the start against West Ham on Sunday after revealing his teammate Sergio Reguilon believes the Wales global is "different player" in north London.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho said on Friday that Gareth Bale will "probably" play against West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday, in what would be his first appearance for the Spurs after rejoining the club on loan from Real Madrid. "If he's happy with us and then goes home and can share that happiness with family", said Mourinho. We care as much about him as he cares about Tottenham.

Injury has also delayed his Tottenham return on the field, but the familiar surroundings have made the 31-year-old more relaxed after his Madrid misery and he has been pictured in the stands supporting his new teammates.

However, he has had little game time over the past year as he fell down the pecking order under Zinedine Zidane at Madrid.

"Of course he wants to play", Mourinho said. He's wanted to play since the day he arrived, but it wasn't possible.

"It's a physical thing".

Bale was singled out for criticism over his form and attitude at Real Madrid last season, but there are high hopes for his return to Spurs.

Bale has had injury problems in recent times and did not play regular first-team football for Madrid last season.

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"I think Bale has the sensational ability to pass, he's not just a "runner" at defenders, I can see him as the creator maybe the team are lacking".

"Probably he plays Sunday and, if he doesn't, he will on Thursday", Mourinho added.

The Wales worldwide has yet to feature for Jose Mourinho's men, but when he does, Hoddle believes that he can be a tremendous asset to the team and to striker Harry Kane.

In addition to the arrivals of Reguilon and Bale, Spurs also brought in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton, Carlos Vinicius on an initial loan from Benfica and Joe Hart on a free transfer.

"Mr Levy showed once more that when he wants and when he is really involved he is a genius in the way he makes deals happen", he said.

"It is a great opportunity to publicly thank my boss, my board, My Levy, the structure, [head of recruitment] Steve [Hitchen] because what they did for the team was incredible".

"In such a hard period, the club made an incredible effort".

The former Arsenal manager has released a book, but Mourinho does not feature after the two clashed on several occasions and Wenger won just two of 19 meetings against the Portuguese. "Kane had to play nearly every minute when he's fit and I think that flexibility is going to be massive for Tottenham, it really is".

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