Tottenham fans question Jose Mourinho as Gareth Bale plays three times for Wales

Tottenham supporters have gone back to question Jose Mourinho for keeping Gareth Bale on the sidelines, having watched him start three matches in just nine days for Wales.

Despite defeat to Italy in which their talisman missed a golden chance to equalise, Wales are safely through to the last 16 after drawing with Switzerland and beating Turkey.

Bale played a huge role across those two matches and created two goals in the latter, despite talk over a potential retirement from football this summer.

Having been impressed by their former star, Spurs fans have been left annoyed at his lack of Premier League opportunities under Mourinho during a season in which he scored 11 goals across 10 league starts.

One fan wrote: "3 games in a week for Bale then. I know there were fitness issues at the start but quite sickening how much he was underused by us. What a waste."

With another saying of Levy and Mourinho: "Should’ve made him play him. Not because of what is was costing us but because he was the best player at the club last season."

A third continued: "Mourinho depriving us of a full season of Bale is unforgivable."

With a forth concluding: "As awful as we’d been this year, for Mourinho to keep Bale and Rodon out the side for so long was criminal."

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"I want to keep the momentum going but I need to manage him," Mourinho had said of his management of Bale earlier in the season, following one of six league starts he gave Bale.

"The communication is very good and I think he trusts me. In this moment we are deciding together what to do.

"The other day during the (Crystal Palace) match I found Andre Marriner the fourth official was finding it annoying because we were talking so much.

"I was asking '10 minutes more? 20 minutes?'. He's playing very well. The relationship with him is very good I think and of course I would like him to play 90 minutes in every game but he can't."

Bale said in March: “I think the main reason I came to Spurs this year was to play football first and foremost.

“Going into the Euros I wanted to be match-fit. The original plan was to do a season at Spurs and after the Euros still have a year left at Real Madrid.

“My plan is to go back, that’s as far I have planned.”

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