Bale and Mourinho didn’t see football the same way - Barnett

Sun 17 October 2021 | 10:22

The Wales international’s agent talked about the pair’s relationship at Tottenham in the 2020-21 season.

According to

Gareth Bale

’s agent

Jonathan Barnett


Jose Mourinho

and the

Real Madrid

winger "didn't see football the same way" at



The 32-year-old played for the Spurs on loan last season after seven years, when he departed the club to join Real Madrid.

He met the back of the net 16 times in 34 matches last season and had a seesaw under the reign of the Special One, who questioned the Welshman’s fitness several times publicly.

Barnett has now revealed an insight into the duo’s relationship, saying that their philosophies on the game were not the same.


At Spurs, there wasn’t a fall out,"

Bale's agent told 

The Mirror

 while talking about Mourinho, who was sacked by Tottenham in April and now is in charge of Roma.

"I just think they didn’t see football the same way – I’m being very diplomatic here. Let’s just say it wasn’t the best return to a club in history."

Bale went back to the Spanish club to finish his deal and reunited with ex-coach Carlo Ancelotti.

After Zinedine Zidane’s dismissal, Ancelotti was appointed as his successor and Bale was going to be given a regular role under his reign before being sidelined due to injury.


He went back to Real Madrid and he was in the first team ­immediately,"

Barnett said of Bale's fresh start with Los Blancos.

"Unfortunately, he tore his hamstring so it’s a long way back.

"It’s a shame with Carlo Ancelotti back as manager he got the injury this season."

According to Barnett, Bale is keen on returning to action as he wants to help Wales get World Cup 2022 qualification.

"It’s a dream for him to play in the World Cup finals with Wales.

"That’s the most important thing for him, I believe.

"Injuries and disagreements in the last few seasons with Zinedine Zidane have held him back."

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