Gareth Bale has directed a thinly veiled dig at former Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho following his hat-trick against Sheffield United.
Bale contributed to the 4-0 victory over the magazines on Sunday, scoring his 12th, 13th and 14th goals of the season.
Heung-min Son also scored to round out an impressive win for stand-in boss Ryan Mason.
However, Bale apparently took a dig at former boss Jose Mourinho after the match.
The Portuguese was fired by the Spurs last month, with Bale largely used off the bench during his tenure.
Now, Bale has claimed that the team ‘played more like the Tottenham road’ in recent weeks.
“It was a great performance by the team,” Bale explained to Sky Sports.
“From the first whistle, I felt we were on the front foot and got control of it and played good football.
“I feel we are taking a step in the right direction and playing more like the Tottenham way.”
Bale also commented on how much he has played too late, suggesting that all he needed was a series of games to show his true quality.
“I’m fine,” he added. “Like I said before, I just had to play games and get a game. I do that now, so I’m happy, and when I’m happy, I usually play well. ”
SL View – Could Bale stay at Tottenham?
A few weeks ago, Bale indicated that he would like to return to Madrid when his loan spell at Tottenham ends.
These comments came just days after Mourinho’s firing, but the landscape is now very different.
Bale seems to be enjoying his football again and confirmed after the victory over the magazines that he is doing well.
Should Bale continue to impress under Mason, the Welshman staying at Tottenham may not be as strange as some previously thought.
As was the case last summer, much will depend on whether Madrid will subsidize some of his salaries for yet another loan.
A permanent transfer would entail even more obstacles and is much more unlikely than another temporary agreement.
Either way, there may now be a chance for Bale to stay at Tottenham for another season.
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