Jose Mourinho “a little surprised” by Gareth Bale’s latest injury

A shy Jose Mourinho blamed a mysterious muscle injury as the reason for Gareth Bale misses Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-4 FA Cup loss to Everton.

Bale has only started two games and played just 230 minutes in the Premier League since joining Spurs on loan from Real Madrid at the start of the season, and has once again been absent from the roster de Mourinho on Wednesday.

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Tottenham keenly felt the Wales star’s absence as Everton claimed the overtime victory, and Mourinho once again had to answer questions about Bale’s availability for his side.

“Well I think it’s better for me to say that,” Mourinho replied when asked about Bale after the game. “So we played West Bromwich on Sunday and he didn’t play.

“On Monday, I was a little surprised that he wanted to have a CT scan because he was not comfortable with certain muscle areas.

“So he didn’t train on Monday, then on Tuesday he trained with the team, but I was informed that his desire would be to work with sports science for a few days to strengthen this area.

“That’s the reason he’s not here.

Mourinho’s remarks came just 24 hours after Bale, 31, shared a photo of himself training on Instagram.

Tottenham, who fought 3-1 and 4-3 after taking the lead in the third minute, have now lost four of their last five games.

Mourinho lamented his team’s ability to defend, saying four goals should have been enough to comfortably beat Everton.

“When you score four goals you have to win. The way we played, we should win comfortably,” Mourinho said.

“Attacking football only wins games when you don’t make more defensive mistakes than you create.

“We were brave, we created, we were the best team winning 1-0. But in five minutes it was pom-pom-pom, mistake-mistake-mistake, goal-goal-goal. , but no more mistakes. You fight again. It was the mouse and the cat. The mouse was our defensive mistake, and the cat was us trying to make up for that by playing well. “

Reuters information was used in this report.