Villas-Boas criticizes Ancelotti for giving away Bale’s transfer saga to media
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has launched another scathing attack at his Real Madrid counterpart Carlo Ancelotti for going behind the back and opening up the Gareth Bale transfer saga in front of the media.
Villas-Boas criticized Ancelotti for going public with Bale. The Portuguese boss claims his side were “due some respect” from Real Madrid, but Ancelotti has completely upset the balance Tottenham Hotspur were hoping to retain.
The White Hart Lane boss found himself under fire with questions surrounding the future of his coveted midfielder Bale after facing a 5-2 defeat in a friendly against Monaco. Villas-boas was reluctant to give any details on the topic, but he did hit out at Ancelotti for putting him in bad position.
Meanwhile, Bale was left back at home as Real Madrid grows closer to finalizing a deal for the 24-year-old Wales international. Real Madrid are expected to make a new transfer fee record by paying Tottenham Hotspur £100 million for Bale.
Last week Ancelotti confirmed Real Madrid were in pursuit of Bale. The news confirmed rumors about Bale’s exit from Tottenham Hotspur and that the London club was secretly holding talks with Real Madrid.
Villas-Boas believes Ancelotti did wrong to reveal the ongoing saga in front of the media.
“I think so, in my opinion,” said Villas-Boas with criticism for Ancelotti. “Carlo is a person I appreciate a lot and we have great respect for each other, but bearing in mind this situation they have decided to make it public.
“Normally in situations like this it is scrutinized by the Football Association with lots of care and attention. We have seen lots of people speak about a player that is not theirs and we are due some respect.
“These rumors of an imminent transfer are not true. The only thing we have communicated with Real Madrid is that he is our player and he is not for sale.
“Gareth is a guy I really like. We are talking with Real Madrid because there is respect between the two clubs following the transfer last season of Luka Modric.
“We are building a great team for next season. We envisage the future with Gareth. But we know that in football anything is possible.”