Spurs initially indicated that Bale, who rejoined the club last week from Real Madrid on a season-long loan, was unlikely to be match fit until after next month’s international break.
“I don’t know when Gareth can be back,” said the Portuguese, whose side beat Southampton 5-2 on Sunday. “The only thing I know is that his motivation is high.
“He’s so happy to be with the club of his heart, he’s so happy to play for us. And when a player has this motivation, many times you can shorten the period of recovery, you can shorten the period of getting fit and ready to play.
“We want to help him so when he’s available to train with the team, we’re more than happy to have him and help him back to a level that made him one of the best players in the world.”
Whenever he does make his second debut, Bale and the Spurs fans will be hoping it goes better than his first which ended in a 1-0 defeat.
It took two years and one month, 25 games and 1 606 minutes of Premier League action before Bale first tasted victory in the competition.