Jose Mourinho says that as soon as Gareth Bale gets up and running in Tottenham he will take over the best form from the Real Madrid days.
Bale joined Spurs in September on a seasonal loan which had left Madrid in a world record at that time in 2013.
The 31-year-old has now been recovering from the injury and will make his second debut at Tottenham on Sunday, taking West Ham.
While Bale won four Champions League Titles and two League Championships with the Blancos, and was devastating at their best, he did not take his seven-year spell in Madrid, when Zinedine Zidane freeze him.
Mourinho thinks that Bale always has the potential to be the most expensive footballer in the world when she gets to the pace in north London.
“I think he will be the player that people have seen when he achieves consistency and he achieves his usual strength and dynamism, and he was decisive when he went in a very similar situation to Real Madrid,” said Mourinho.
This summer, Bale was not the only player who came to Spurs from Madrid with Sergio Reguilon taking the switch. The left-back Mourinho said he had received encouraging signs of Bale ‘s attitude.
“It’s nice to listen to Gareth sounding like another person from Sergio Reguilon, who shared his dressing room with him in Madrid,” Mourinho said. “If he is glad about us, then he will go home and share his happiness with the family; it’s his best thing.”