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Bale admits Tottenham experienced 'minor teething issues' in Mason's first game

Gareth Bale has revealed Tottenham Hotspur experienced some 'minor teething issues' in Ryan Mason's first game in charge.

The 29-year-old, who succeeded Jose Mourinho as Spurs interim manager this week, was int he dugout for Wednesday's clash with Southampton.

Spurs fought back to win 2-1, but the victory was not without some hiccups.

"Southampton came at us and pushed hard first half, we've only had a couple of days with the new manager to try and do some things so it's going to take some time," Bale said to Sky Sports.

"But we had a good chat at half-time about what we could improve and we did that second half and controlled the game and deserved the victory.

"[We need to] just to be patient, solve positional issues as a team. We've only had a couple of days to work on that so just minor teething issues. We'll continue to improve for the [Carabao Cup] final at the weekend."

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