The form of Gareth Bale has been called into question a lot.
The Real Madrid forward is away on loan at Tottenham Hotspur. After a slow start to life in London, Bale has finally caught up and looked ominous in the last few matches for Spurs.
This has obviously called into question why Zidane never used him and Mourinho has now added to the controversy.
Asked why it had taken Bale so long to get up to speed, Mourinho said: ‘Why for the past two years he had what he had in Madrid. Ask them.
‘Maybe if they answer you, you can understand better why he took a while. Maybe to being patient was the main reason for him to reach the level he showed in the last couple of weeks.’
Mourinho said when asked about Bale’s chances of starting: ‘I believe so. Start the game, being on the bench, I don’t know. We have to decide.
‘He’s such an experienced guy so of course his opinion is very important. But good reaction, good recovering session and he will be involved. I repeat: bench or starting but he’ll be there.’