It was a wonderful week for the Tottenham Hotspur fans here in the Transfer Tavern as they watched their side stand toe-to-toe with Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu, as well as smash Liverpool at Wembley. As you can imagine, the punters propping up our bar are absolutely delighted with how things are going right now.
With that in mind, their collective good mood has been made even better following reports from the Sun that Gareth Bale may miss the return Champions League game at Wembley in a few days time. The Welshman – who left Spurs for £86m in 2013 – is still struggling with a calf problem that ruled him out of the 1-1 draw in the Spanish capital.
Sourcing quotes from Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane, the report reveals that the 28-year-old is by no means a guarantee to return to his starting XI for the trip to Wembley on November 1st, much to the delight of our local Lillywhites.
“Bale is already on the field, almost ready to train with the team, but I can’t give you a date for when he’ll be back”, said the Frenchman.
While Madrid certainly have plenty of other options, not having Bale around will be a huge boost for Tottenham. At times in the game in Spain, the Champions League holders looked rather unbalanced without his presence on the left, allowing Spurs’ full-backs to push up.