Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho wasn’t happy by the questions directed to him about Gareth Bale in his Wednesday night presser.
Spurs were eliminated from the FA Cup by Everton in a nine-goal thriller with Bale, who has struggled with injuries since his summer move from Real Madrid, being amongst the scorers.
After the game, Mourinho admitted that Bale had felt some discomfort in the knee and hasn’t trained enough with the first team but wasn’t impressed by the numerous questions asked about the Welsh international.
"On Monday I was a little bit surprised by him wanting to have a scan because he was not comfortable with some muscular area. So he didn't train on Monday and then on Tuesday he trained with the team but I was informed that his desire would be to work with the sports science for a couple of days to strengthen that area where he's not feeling comfortable. That's the reason why he's not here," Mourinho said.
Asked if the player would play through the pain, the Portuguese answered: "Sorry, this is Everton match press conference and Gareth was not here, and the only thing I can say about Gareth was the question that I was asked and I wanted to make it very clear the situation which I'm being completely open and honest about."
Despite the setback, Mourinho believes his charges showed some great character and ought to have won the game after scoring four goals despite admitting that they didn’t defend well in the tie.