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Bale mocked over Spurs move by ex-Real Madrid teammate

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Gareth Bale is not even playing for the ‘good’ London team, jokes Thibaut Courtois who boasts strong ties to the rival club Chelsea.

After losing the trust of his manager and affection of the fans, Gareth Bale finally moved out of Real Madrid in the summer transfer market for a temporary change.

The Welsh speedster made his return to Tottenham on a season-long loan deal after seven glittering years at the Spanish capital.

It is expected that the 31-year old can benefit from the surroundings that once aided his development and helped him make a name for himself to put his recent struggles in Spain behind him.

Thibaut Courtois, who also has vast experience of playing in the Premier League from his time at Chelsea, is optimistic that Bale will be able to revive his career that stagnated in the last couple of years.

“What Bale talked about with the coach is personal,” Courtois told El Larguero, aiming a sly dig at his former teammate.

“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.”