We gave Bale time off, says Villas-Boas
August 25, 2013
By ESPN staff
Andre Villas-Boas said he had allowed Gareth Bale, who was not at White Hart Lane for Tottenham’s game against Swansea, to have two days off amid speculation over an impending move to Real Madrid.
• Macintosh: No Bale, no problem
• Crace: Willian replacement required