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Martin Keown hails Jose Mourinho for work on Spurs player who’s ‘poised to explode’

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Martin Keown hails Jose Mourinho for work on Spurs player who’s ‘poised to explode’

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has been praised by Martin Keown for his impressive work on getting Gareth Bale back to his best at Spurs.

The 31-year-old rejoined Tottenham on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid in mid-September, a move which saw the media spotlight shine brightly on North London.

Bale wasn’t thrown straight into action as he was recovering from a knee injury on Wales duty prior to his switch to Tottenham, as well as being short of match fitness.

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However, he has since returned to action for Spurs, with six competitive appearances under his belt already, of which four have been starts.

Bale also looked bright for Wales during the last international break, and Keown believes that he’s due a stellar display, the likes of which he’s been known for throughout his career.

“Gareth Bale is moving through the gears, having played his first full 90 minutes since early September for Wales during the break,” the Arsenal legend wrote in the Daily Mail.


“Maybe he is now poised to explode back on to the Premier League scene. Mourinho’s management of Bale has been impressive.”

Tottenham are in Premier League action on Saturday night as they welcome Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to North London.

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It’s baffling to think Bale was frozen out at Real Madrid for so long, a player of the highest calibre who has won a multitude of trophies and gives his all for club and country.

The Bernabeu’s loss is Spurs’ gain, their impressive attacking ranks bolstered even further as Mourinho looks to build on their great start to the season, just one point off the top of the Premier League table.

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