Paul Robinson reckons Tottenham Hotspur attacker Gareth Bale was aiming a dig at Jose Mourinho with his post-match comments on Wednesday evening – after the Welshman netted his 11th of the season against Southampton.
Bale, 31, cut inside to cancel out Danny Ings’ opener on Wednesday evening as Ryan Mason secured all three points in his first match in interim charge. Son Heung-min also netted, the first being disallowed before scoring a penalty.
Mourinho was sacked on Monday with his defensive style of play criticised on a regular basis by pundits and supporters. Eventually, Daniel Levy lost his patience with it when Everton came from 2-1 down to draw last Friday.
Bale said after the match: “We need to be on the front foot a bit more, we’re a big team with great players and we need to attack more and stay higher up the pitch more,” as per BBC Live’s coverage of the win.
Robinson was asked if he felt Bale’s comments were a dig at Mourinho and the ex-Tottenham goalkeeper agreed, suggesting that the Welshman had been a bit “tongue in cheek” with his comments after the 2-1 win.