By Matt Barlow for MailOnline
Published: 13:42 BST, 30 September 2020 | Updated: 14:50 BST, 30 September 2020
Gareth Bale has his sights on making his second Tottenham debut against West Ham after Jose Mourinho ruled him out of Sunday's game at Manchester United.
Mourinho insists Bale will not be ready for Old Trafford as he continues to work on his fitness and does not expect Ryan Giggs to call him up for Wales duty in the international break, which includes a friendly against England.
The Spurs boss also says he trusts Gareth Southgate to use Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Harry Winks sparingly after their heavy September workload at club level.
Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Tottenham's match against Manchester United on Sunday
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho also insists England must be careful with selecting Harry Kane
'Bale cannot play tomorrow or even on the weekend, that I can confirm,' said Mourinho on the eve of a Europa League play-off against Maccabi Haifa.
'He is working very hard, very committed, very professional, very happy but not yet ready.
'I believe the two weeks of internationals can be important weeks for his last phase of recovering and fitness problem, hopefully to play when we're back to the weekend after national teams. Let's see if it's possible to arrive there.