Jonathan Barnett is a card. You’d certainly want him in your tent, opposed to outside it – as the old saying goes. Gareth Bale’s time at Tottenham was never going to be successful and this was always down to the player’s age, temperament, and the fact that he was imposed upon, and not requested by the then Tottenham coach José Mourinho.
Worse yet, Mourinho had to cope with a player that was seven years older than the player that most fans had in their mind’s eye, and one obsessed with his own frailty. We had the leaked audio from Hotspur Way where ‘a player’ was asked if they wanted to play here or go back to Spain and sit on a bench? Then we had the Instagram business where Bale was pulled for attempting to pass disinformation – live in a THFC presser.
Jonathan Barnett is right to defend his client as per the Mail Online quotes, but this is an extremely rarefied atmosphere that the agent is operating in. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane doesn’t want Bale back at Madrid under any circumstances. This is not guesswork – this is in the public domain.
Oh, and if Caesar were operating today, he’d still be a military genius, he would simply one using modern technology…