Hattrick hero Gareth Bale reckons Tottenham score more goals now that Jose Mourinho is gone.
Bale fired his seventh club career treble in Sunday night’s 4-0 win over relegated Sheffield United, with Heung-Min Son adding another, to keep Spurs five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
Strikes in 36th, 61st and 69th minutes took the on-loan Real Madrid man’s league tally to eight in the last eight games, after a tough time under Mourinho, who was fired two weeks ago for playing defensive football.
And the Welshman couldn’t resist taking a pop at the Special One, saying: “We’re closer to the goal and can score more.
“It's the fact that we’re more on the front foot, we’re closer to the goal and you’re able to score more.
“We’re playing football the Tottenham way.
“I remember my last [Spurs] hattrick — Villa away I think [in 2012]. It was a while ago and it's nice to get a hattrick, but more importantly it's three points for the team and we move on to the next one.”