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Tottenham manager Mourinho: Bale is ready to fly

Get ready Tottenham fans, Gareth Bale is ready to fly.

That is according to his manager, Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese lauded Bale for his attitude after not coming on as a substitute in Monday's win over Burnley.

But the Welshman will not be doing the same against Royal Antwerp in the Europa League on Thursday.

"Bale is playing," Mourinho said in Antwerp. "We all have, not just the feeling, but also the data that Bale is arriving. He is working very hard. He is being quite a great example for everybody.

"A big guy like him, travelled to Burnley, stayed on the bench for 90 minutes, didn't play one minute. His behaviour as a team guy is incredible. His behaviour as a Tottenham man is remarkable and he is coming.

"I can see just with my eyes but then the scientific data is also coming and he is working very, very well. He is improving, he is improving a lot and I think tomorrow we can see Gareth at a good level and hopefully he can fly because he is working very hard."

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