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Bale aims thinly veiled dig at Mourinho after Spurs exit

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Gareth Bale has aimed a thinly veiled dig at former supervisor Jose Mourinho, claiming Spurs should be “on the entrance foot a bit extra”.

Mourinho was sacked by Spurs this week after coming below heavy criticism for his unfavorable ways in north London.

Bale was used sparingly below the Portuguese boss however was put straight into the beginning lineup by Ryan Mason, who took cost of his first recreation on Wednesday.

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And Bale repaid Mason’s religion, curling within the equaliser after Danny Ings had given Southampton the lead, earlier than Son Heung-min received it late on for Tottenham.

Asked what wanted to vary at Spurs in a put up match interview, Bale claimed they “need to assault” and should be let off what was a good leash below Mourinho.

“Just to be on the entrance foot a bit extra,” he advised Sky Sports. “We need to assault, we’re an enormous workforce, we’ve nice gamers.”

Bale additionally praised Mason after it was introduced that the 29-year-old will probably be in short-term cost till the top of the season whereas Daniel Levy searches for a long-term substitute.

The Welshman was impressed by his motivational phrases at half-time within the 2-1 win.

“Very good workforce discuss at half-time,” Bale added. “Came out, second half, and performed very well.”

It was a fairy-tale night for Mason, who joined Spurs as an eight-year-old and was cruelly compelled to retire as a participant aged simply 26.

“First of all the sensation is an enormous aid,” he mentioned. “It’s been a whirlwind the final two or three days however fortunately we obtained the win and most significantly I felt second half we had been excellent.

“The efficiency, the dedication, the vitality was sensible as a result of I believed within the first half we discovered it very tough.

“It was fairly robust to get out and so they had been superb. They created some probabilities. Hugo (Lloris) pulled off two world-class saves for us however I believed as the sport wore on we gained management of it and I believed there was just one workforce that was going to win the match.”