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Michael Owen applauds Tottenham star’s bravery for moment against Palace

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Michael Owen applauds Tottenham star’s bravery for moment against Palace

Michael Owen has applauded Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale on Premier League Productions on Optus Sport, for the Welshman’s bravery as he scored his and Tottenham’s second goal during their 4-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Bale, 31, made it six goals in his last six appearances for Tottenham – as he netted a brace against Roy Hodgson’s Palace. The 83-time Wales international’s return to form has coincided with Tottenham’s run of winning games.

Jose Mourinho has watched his side pick up four consecutive victories, beating the likes of Wolfsberger, Fulham, Burnley and then Palace on Sunday. Bale got things underway early on, tapping a Harry Kane pass into the net.


Christian Benteke equalised, but Bale scored a brilliant header – getting across Cheikhou Kouyate to score. Harry Kane scored twice in the second-half to earn a 4-1 win, and Owen has heaped praise on Bale’s desire and bravery.

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“The timing of this run now, he’s two or three yards behind Kouyate, but he times it perfectly,” Owen said on Bale’s second goal, which takes him to 10 in all competitions this season.

“It looks easy. but on’t underestimate how brave he is – he could get a head flying in his face as he scores this but that doesn’t matter – it’s all about getting goals. Timing, bravery, direct, but I was really impressed with that goal.”

TBR’s view – Can Bale to take Tottenham into Champions League?

If Spurs keep churning out the level of performances, and the results that they are earning at the moment – then they will be in the top four come May. But it must be considered their opponents have not been cream of the crop.

Palace, Burnley and Fulham are all towards the bottom of the table, while they probably got the easiest draw of the Europa League last 32 against Wolfsberger. This next week will be tougher, taking on Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal.

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