Arriving back in London as some kind of hero, Gareth Bale has been anything but that for Tottenham Hotspur this season.
The Welshman was signed by his former club on loan for the season and there was hope from all parties involved this would be the ideal move to get him back to his best.
Unfortunately, the performances haven’t matched the hype at all, as the 31-year-old only has three goals in 12 appearances in all competitions this season, with most of his minutes coming in the Europa League.
AS look at Bale’s situation on Friday and make it clear it is ‘causing three increasingly firm, resounding and concrete disappointments’.
Firstly, ‘he’s not having the minutes he expected’, although that blame ‘does not fall back on him, since after all it’s the manager’s decision’, and despite José Mourinho being key in bringing the Wales international back, he hasn’t really trusted him in important games.
Secondly, this entire loan ‘isn’t serving Real Madrid to revalue his price’, as their aim was to get Bale’s price back up in hope someone would be willing to help them recoup some of their initial expenditure all those years ago.
Currently, however, that looks increasingly unlikely and the winger is set to return and leave the La Liga giants with a big headache this summer, and in ‘the same situation, a year later’.
Thirdly and finally, he’s let down Spurs and their fans, because ‘his season is disappointing, he’s not entering Mourinho’s plans as expected, the magical trident alongside Kane and Son still doesn’t appear and, in general terms, his signing isn’t doing much for the Londoners’.
We couldn’t have put it better.