Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has revealed Gareth Bale will miss the next “few weeks” with a calf injury.
Bale missed Spurs’ 1-1 draw at Wolves on Sunday after he was withdrawn at half-time in the Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Stoke last week – a game he scored a header in to put his side in front.
Mourinho revealed after the Stoke match that the Wales international could not come back out for the second half due to a calf problem, and the Spurs boss has now said the forward is likely to miss the next few weeks.
Asked whether Bale would be fit to face Fulham on Wednesday, Mourinho said: “No, I don’t expect Gareth to be fit. I wouldn’t say it’s a serious injury, but I would say a few weeks.”
Bale has made just one Premier League start for Tottenham this season and recorded only 161 minutes on the pitch.
Spurs are winless in four Premier League games and host a Fulham team who have lost just one of their previous six.
Scott Parker’s side have drawn their previous four matches in the league, conceding just twice, and Mourinho thinks they have discovered a new playing style in recent weeks.
“Fulham now play a different way, they forgot some of the principles that they believed in,” he said.
“They have new principles of play and they are getting very positive results. It’s going to be difficult.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.