Tottenham star Gareth Bale scored his first goal since his sensational return to the club during a 2-1 win against Brighton – with Graham Roberts and Gary Lineker raving about him on Twitter.
Jose Mourinho once again left Bale on the bench but after his introduction, he stole the show with a winning goal to send Tottenham second in the Premier League.
Spurs remain cautious with Bale following his summer arrival, with his fitness yet to get up to the level where he can play 90 minutes.
The 31-year-old was an eye-catching addition to Tottenham’s ranks in the summer and there will be more to come from the player who is on loan from Real Madrid.
Former Tottenham heroes Roberts and Lineker took to Twitter after the game to heap praise on Spurs’ hero of the hour.
Did not play well Brighton were very good but that’s where the man @GarethBale11 was brought in no game will be to big for him born winner. Great 3 points COYS
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) November 1, 2020
Well, @GarethBale11 comes off the bench and scores. He’s back.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 1, 2020
Bale has now scored 57 times for Tottenham during his career, having shone during his first spell at the club several years ago.
During his time at Real Madrid, he was often treated unfairly by managers but when called upon he never let anyone down.
He scored 105 goals in 251 appearances and registered 68 assists, lifting the Champions League four times with the club.
Roberts’ sentiment is pretty interesting when he calls him a born-winner.
Bale’s exploits in Spain winning plenty of trophies makes him a brilliant player for Tottenham’s squad as they go in search of some elusive silverware.
As the season progresses, the forward will start to come into the team more often.
When he gets up to full fitness, the rest of the Premier League had better watch out.