Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has admitted he is still trying to get up to speed following his return to Spurs in the summer, after making his full debut last night against LASK.
Bale started the game as Jose Mourinho changed his front four for the Europa League clash. Alongside Vinicius, Lucas, and Lamela, 31-year-old Bale was tasked with doing the job for his team.
But despite a decent enough performance, Bale admitted following the game that he isn’t quite fully-fit and up to speed yet, but is hopeful of getting there quickly. (quotes from BT, via Goal)
“I am a bit stiff. It is like a mini pre-season for me and I am trying to get minutes into the legs. Hopefully it won’t take me long to get back up to full speed and I am enjoying being on the pitch and being back at this amazing club.”
“It is amazing. It is a big reason why I play well and why I came back. You want to be loved and appreciated. I will give everything for this shirt.”
Tottenham now have a host of attacking talent at their disposal. The four that started last night are behind the likes of Son, Kane, and Steven Bergwijn, giving Jose Mourinho a wealth of options.
Bale will be struggling for fitness given his being frozen out at Real Madrid. However, he’s already made his Premier League debut so he won’t be too far if that is anything to go by.
Getting there, Bale’s time will come – TBR View
Bale has already shown some signs of being the world-class player we all know he can be.
It will come together for the Welshman. He is too good for it not to happen. And once he does, Spurs will have a player on their hands who is genuinely capable of guiding them towards a major trophy.