Jose Mourinho have given a statement that Gareth Bale has adapted his gameplay like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
After the Europa League, 1-0, Mourinho slammed his all fringe players in Belgium. And claimed that decisions in future selections are “going to be very easy”.
Mourinho said: “Seven years is a long, long gap.”
Jose Mourinho: Gareth Bale Adapted Game Like Cristiano Ronaldo And Lionel Messi
“Which player in the world is the same as he was seven years ago?”
“Sometimes they’re not better or worse, they’re just different players. For example, look at Ronaldo and Messi, and compare them with seven years ago.”
“They play in different areas, different positions. They transform their qualities to try and explore their qualities in other responsibilities in the tactical system of their teams. I think it happens with the majority of the players, so for sure Gareth is a different player.”
“Every word that I said on Wednesday I believe because he is working very, very hard. He is improving. He doesn’t have one single injury since he came back from the last one. He didn’t miss one single training session. To play 90 minutes is still hard, to play high intensity is still difficult, but he is improving.”
“He is improving, and hopefully he will be back to a better level soon.”