Jose Mourinho has provided an injury update on Gareth Bale and praised the transformation of Tanguy Ndombele.
He said on Tanguy, “I know adapting to the Premier League is difficult but he has had enough time and has to give us more than he is giving us.”
“We are happy, apart from a couple of matches where his performances were not good. Overall there was a big evolution,” said Mourinho. “He’s a player who is playing very well and is giving some good things to the team.”
“In his case, he’s adapting to a league that is not new, new, new for him but let’s forget last season where he didn’t play much and had lots of injuries,” said Mourinho.
“This season I believe to play at this intensity and to give the team what it needs with and without the ball, it’s not easy for him to last 90 minutes. To play at this intensity – Premier League intensity – and to last for 90 minutes is another step in the direction of his fitness.”
Mourinho also updated on Bale’s injury status.
I don’t expect Gareth to be fit. I wouldn’t say it’s a serious injury, but I would say a few weeks.”