‘I wish him the best of luck this year, even if he’s not playing for the good London team!’: Ex-Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois sends cheeky message to Gareth Bale as he prepares for his second debut with Tottenham
- Thibaut Courtoi said that Gareth Bale is not playing for ‘the good London club’
- The Real Madrid keeper spent seven years at Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea
- After two Premier League titles and a host of the trophies he joined Real Madrid
- Courtoi wished Bale luck but couldn’t resist sending a message his old rivals
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois took a swipe at Tottenham when giving his opinion on Gareth Bale’s transfer to Jose Mourinho’s side.
The current Real Madrid No.1 spent seven years at Stamford Bridge picking up two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup before transferring to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2018, where he became teammates with Bale.
Speaking to Spanish outlet El Larguero about the Welshman’s move, Courtois wished Bale good fortune at Spurs but couldn’t resist sending a cheeky message to his old London rivals.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois took a swipe at Spurs when talking about Gareth Bale
‘What Bale talked about with the coach is personal’, he said in regards to Bale’s difficult relationship with Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane.
‘I don’t know what he thought, but then they are decisions that each one makes.
‘I had a good relationship with Gareth and I wish him the best of luck this year, even if he’s not playing for the good London team.
‘He is a great player.’
Courtois (right) spent seven years at Chelsea before joining Bale (left) at Real Madrid
Gareth Bale might grace the Premier League again for the first time in seven years this week
After seven long years away from the Premier League, Gareth Bale could make his second Tottenham debut against West Ham on Sunday.
Bale has looked sharp in training all week with Spurs posting some of his clinical finishes on Twitter.
In his peak at Tottenham, Bale scored 56 goals and provided 58 assists in 203 appearances between 2007 and 2013.
The Welsh forward will be looking to recreate such form after struggling to find his feet at Real Madrid.