Glenn Hoddle says that Bale should earn his spot in the team.
is a fragile player and says that he should start working to earn his opportunity in the team.
Bale has only 12 appearances in this season and he has been facing criticism about his performance even from Hoddle who was happy when he returned toTottenham
“I’m disappointed that he hasn’t had enough opportunities, but to get the opportunities he has to earn it,”
Hoddle told talkSPORT
. “He came on against Brighton and scored the header that got them the three points.
“He affected the game there but it’s been stop-start for him.
“He just looks a bit tentative to me and looks like he’s not prepared to put a good sprint in like we know he can do.
“He’s not going to be like yesteryear but he’s got to put his foot in a bit more when he goes to beat people. He just looks a bit fragile.
“It may be a mental thing but [hopefully] he can break through and contribute for Tottenham in a big way this season.
“He’s just got to get on the pitch to do it and at the moment it seems Jose’s reluctant to give him any minutes.”
Bale can get back his form in the second half of the season if he stays away from injuries as Mourinho keeps avoiding the questions about his poor performance.