Gareth Bale takes a dig at Jose Mourinho after Southampton victory
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Gareth Bale takes a dig at Jose Mourinho after Southampton victory

Tottenham Hotspur attacker Gareth Bale has taken a dig at the club’s former manager Jose Mourinho following their win over Southampton on Wednesday night.

Mourinho was sacked by Spurs on Monday after a string of poor performances with 29-year-old Ryan Mason appointed to take charge of the team until the end of the current campaign.

Despite Southampton taking the lead in the game, Bale equalized for the home side before Son Heung Min ensured that Mason began his Spurs reign with a victory.

Speaking after the clash, Bale who seems to have fallen out with Mourinho as quoted by the Express said the change they needed as a team was to attack more.

“Maybe to just be on the front foot a bit more. We want to attack. We're a big team, we have great players. We need to try and attack more, stay higher up the pitch and I think we did that today,” he said.

According to The Athletic, players felt 'bored' and 'untested' in training sessions under Mourinho with the group feeling 'weighed down' by the Portuguese' decision to mainly focus on the defensive aspects of the game.

With the win, Spurs have now moved above Liverpool into sixth in the table, just two points adrift of Chelsea in fourth but their attention now shifts to this weekend's Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

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