Gareth Bale sent a message to former Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho after Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Southampton, suggesting he should have put more emphasis on attacking.
Mourinho was sacked by Spurs on Monday with their Champions League hopes fading and was replaced until the end of the season by Ryan Mason.
Against the backdrop of European Super League controversy, which also affected Spurs, Mourinho’s dismissal was effectively overshadowed.
But with the controversial competition crumbling on Tuesday, the attention was back on Spurs’ football the following day and Mason – who became the Premier League’s youngest manager in history (29 years, 312 days) – began with a victory.
It may not have been a classic, with a late Son Heung-min penalty securing the points, but the win moved Spurs back to within two points of the top four.
Bale was willing to offer an opinion on what Spurs had to improve on following Mourinho’s dismissal, backing up reports the players had been frustrated by the Portuguese’s negative tactics.
“Maybe just to be on the front foot a bit more,” Bale told Sky Sports. “We want to attack.
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