According to Diario AS, Gareth Bale looked revitalized and free of Jose Mourinho on Sunday evening, scoring a hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur thrashed already-relegated Sheffield United 4-0. Mourinho was fired by Tottenham two weeks ago today after failing to instill a winning culture in the club.
Bale, like Mourinho, is a former Real Madrid player, but unlike Mourinho, he is still under contract with the club. Last summer, the Welshman was loaned to Tottenham with the intention of gaining match fitness ahead of Euro 2020 and possibly attracting transfer interest. He hasn’t been a key part of Madrid’s plans for a long time, and they’ve made no secret of their desire to sell him and offload his large salary.
Bale has four goals in two Premier League games since Mourinho’s departure, including a hat-trick against his former club Southampton yesterday. Tottenham is still in contention for a place in the Champions League, currently in fifth place, five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, with 12 points to play for. Madrid will be hoping that Bale’s good form continues, while Tottenham will be hoping for the same.
Source: Football Espana