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Rivaldo reckons Bale is to blame for his lack of game-time at Spurs.

Welsh Bale (L) joined Spurs from LaLiga side Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal in the summer. [GETTY]
Welsh Bale (L) joined Spurs from LaLiga side Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal in the summer. [GETTY]

Rivaldo warns Bale that Bale could regret some things in the future.

Barcelona great Rivaldo believes Wales forward Gareth Bale is "wasting his career".

The 31-year-old has struggled to seal a spot in Jose Mourinho’s side following his loan move from Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur last summer.

And, as things stand, Bale could be heading back to Los Blancos at the end of the campaign.

However, ex-Brazil international Rivaldo says he feels sad for Bale and hopes the former Southampton star doesn’t regret some of his decisions in the future.

While speaking to Betfair, he said: "After his situation at Real Madrid, it seems like Gareth Bale is having the same problems at Spurs after Jose Mourinho complained about the player's lack of commitment.

"It's sad to watch such a talented player wasting years of his professional career. Playing football is beautiful and we must enjoy it and dedicate ourselves to the maximum while it's still possible.

"If you fail to show commitment, you could regret it when your career is over. You'll feel that you didn't gave everything you could to become one of the best players on the planet. This is the problem Bale faces."

Rivaldo added that Bale still has a chance to turn his fortunes around.

He added: "But there's still time for Bale to recover and get back to that enthusiastic player he was in his first spell at Tottenham and the early years at Madrid.

"My advice to him is to refocus and give everything while you're young enough. When the time for retirement comes you won't be able to roll back the years and may end up feeling regret."

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