He had started just two Premier League matches, and three of his four goals had come in cup games, until his recent return to form.
“Nobody challenged him. We just supported him, “Mourinho told BBC Sport.
“I found psychological scars. When you have a couple of seasons with lots of injuries I think it is not about the muscular scars but the psychological scars – that brings fears and instability.
“There is a moment when you are working very well and everyone around you is giving everything we can give, there is a moment where that psychological barrier has to be broken. And he broke it. It was him, not us. We just supported him. “
Mourinho added to BBC Radio 5 Live that Bale “needs to enjoy the positive talk with everybody that was doubting his first half of the season”.
He recently said it) is up to Real Madrid
whether Bale could stay next season. The Wales forward has one year left on his deal with the club where he won four Champions Leagues in seven years.
Bale said: “I’m feeling good. A lot of games are coming thick and fast so it’s about recovering and getting ready for the next one.
“I would not have come if I did not think I could contribute. It’s taken time but that’s the reality of football and my body. I feel good now, hopefully I can keep this form going. “