Here are your Spurs evening headlines for Tuesday, February 23
Mourinho convinced by Bale’s talent
Jose Mourinho has said that Gareth Bale “does not need to convince me” of his talent, it is just a matter of getting the Welshman to the point where he feels comfortable playing more minutes.
The Spurs boss insisted that both he and Bale would love the forward to play more minutes for Spurs claimed ramping up Bale’s game time is a “process”.
Ben Davies was speaking alongside his manager and added that he will “never have any doubts about Gareth Bale.”
The pair were talking ahead of Tottenham’s Europa League round of 32 tie on Wednesday evening against Wolfsberger AC with Spurs going into the game 4-1 up from the first leg.
Read more from Mourinho and Davies right here.
No debt to Levy
Tottenham are currently on a terrible run of five league defeats in six matches but Mourinho does not feel as if he owes a debt to his chairman.
“I don’t know if debt is the right word. What I feel to Mr. Levy is what I feel in every club I’ve worked in. I want to give happiness to everyone, the chairman, the players, the fans, everybody connected to the club,” said the manager.
Mourinho answered questions on his happiness, motivation and whether he was depressed with the situation at the club right now.
Read more from Mourinho here.
Spurs are in a ‘mini- crisis’
Gus Poyet was a studio guest on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football and the former Tottenham midfielder said that the club is currently in a ‘mini-crisis due to the poor results recently.
Poyet believes that Gareth Bale look dangerous in the final 25 minutes of Sunday’s loss against West Ham but being 2-0 down already by that stage was “really bad” for a team of Tottenham’s ambitions.
The Uruguayan, who made 82 league appearances for Spurs between 2001 and 2004, pointed to the League Cup Final and the Europa League as two ways in which Spurs can resurrect their flailing season.
You can read more from Poyet, here