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Mourinho praises Bale: “He made a huge difference for Real Madrid”

The Portuguese coach is happy with the attacker.

Tottenham Hotspur Training Session Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

Gareth Bale has not made a big impact for Tottenham yet, but coach Jose Mourinho praised his attitude and shared his thoughts on what Bale accomplished during his tenure with Real Madrid.

Real Madrid were a club who could not reach the Champions League Quarterfinals for a decade or so, then they took a big step forward advancing to the Semifinals during three straight years, and when Bale got there they won four Champions League titles in five years. For me, these are the facts. He made a huge difference for Real Madrid. I can only talk about how he’s been with us, and he’s been fascinating,” said Mourinho.

It’s important to mention that Bale should return to Madrid when his loan deal with Tottenham expires at the end of this season.

Los Blancos tried to find a way to complete a two-year loan but in the end Tottenham only committed to one, although extending that deal would be a possibility if Bale performs well and Mourinho is satisfied with the impact he’s making.

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