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Sky Sports pundit says Spurs have a truly 'unbelievable athlete' in their ranks

Tottenham Hotspur on-loan forward Gareth Bale has been praised by Sky Sports pundit Michael Brown, who described the Spurs ace as an “unbelievable athlete”.

The Welshman rejoined Tottenham to much fanfare last year but his second spell at the club has been fairly mixed.

Bale needed some time to get fully up to speed and has shown glimpses of his quality, but he struggled to get significant game time under Jose Mourinho.

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Since Ryan Mason took the reins, however, the 31-year-old has looked much better, with four goals in his last two Premier League games.

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At the weekend, Bale scored his first hat-trick for Spurs since 2012 as Sheffield United were well and truly put to the sword at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham opened the scoring on 36 minutes as Bale netted with a deft flick, a 1-0 lead they would take into the break.

After the interval, the Real Madrid-owned man rifled home two fierce left-footed strikes for his hat-trick, before Son Heung-min capped the win with a great curling finish.

“He’s an unbelievable athlete,” Brown, a former Spurs midfielder, told Sky Sports. “I remember playing against him in an FA Cup semi-final and he covered more distance.

“His goals (against the Blades) were great and his finishes were fantastic.

“That’s the Gareth Bale we all wanted to see and expected when he came to Spurs. He’s clinical when he gets the opportunities.”

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Amazing how a change of manager can bring about such an improvement in form from some players.

Mason has given Bale starts and has been rewarded with some great performances which have made some wonder why he wasn’t getting much game time.

Although Spurs have endured a difficult and largely fruitless season, hopefully Mason can end the campaign on a high and use it as a springboard for the next manager to builf

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