Since he moved to north London in the summer, Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon has noted a distinct shift in Gareth Bale’s attitude.
In September, the Spaniard joined Spurs almost simultaneously with the Real Madrid Welshman and enjoyed a flying start to life in the Premier League, emerging as a favorite fan among the Lilywhites loyalists.
Bale, however, has enjoyed a fairly mundane understated start to 2020/21 as Jose Mourinho tries to smartly handle his minutes to get the 31-year-old as quickly as possible to full fitness.
Since his return in the 2-1 victory over Brighton earlier this month-which was helped by Reguilon-the Tottenham hero scored his first Premier League goal and was handed his first league start of the season by Mourinho in Sunday’s slender 1-0 win at West Brom.
Reguilon – who played 22 times for Los Blancos before his summer move – has described Bale as ‘happier’ since his return to N17, with the Welshman acting as a translator for the 23-year-old, despite his relatively quiet on-pitch start to the campaign.
“The language has been a fundamental aspect. Gareth is here talking to all his team-mates. He was more afraid of struggling with the language in Madrid. For him, the transition was really good,” Reguilon said in an interview with El Chiringuito (via Marca). In an interview with El Chiringuito (via Marca).