JOSE’S BALE SWIPE
Axed Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at Gareth Bale ahead of Euro 2020.
Writing for The Sun, Mourinho claimed Bale had struggled against the top teams during his season-long loan with Spurs.
Giving his verdict on Wales’ European Championship hopes, Mourinho said: “Over the years Wales have relied a lot on Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, the two most talented players in the country.
“But when I look to the club season and how many matches Ramsey played at Juventus… there were lots of injuries.
“When we look to Gareth and how many great performances he had, how many goals he scored against the best teams, there were not many or none.
“It’s not an easy situation for a country without many options.
“But they are always well organised and know how to create a situation to try to get the best out of the more talented players.
“Dan James is fast and is the one that can break defenders.
“With the small group of players they are doing amazingly well, so lots of respect.
“But it will be hard for them even to qualify for the next phase.”