Tottenham boss Villas-Boas: Right decision for Bale to miss Chelsea clash
Bale missed Tottenham's defeat by Chelsea on Saturday after his partner went into labour a couple of hours before kick-off.
The Wales star raced home to Cardiff to be with Emma Rhys-Jones, who gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday, and went with his manager's blessing.
"It would have prevented him playing with the right frame of mind and we respect that," said Villas-Boas. "That is why he wasn't involved today."