A number of Tottenham players were in action last night including Younes Kaboul, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Luka Modric. Pav was on the score sheet for Russia once again in their 6-0 rout of Andorra but elsewhere, one man stood out above all else.
Gareth Bale scored and starred in Wales’ impressive 1-0 win in Bulgaria last night. It may have been a dead game, but it will give the Welsh and their manager Gary Speed great hope for the future.
“Gareth was phenomenal again,” Speed said after the game.
“The pitch out there tonight did not suit his game, I have played on pitches like that and it’s heavy and dead, the grass was long and we said to the players at training last night that if you run with the ball on that you are going to get caught, so to put in a performance like that is phenomenal.”
Bale scored with a deflected shot and also hit the bar with a stunning volley. His man of the match performance seems to underline the fact that he is putting his injury concerns of last season behind him and returning to his best form of 2010-11 and that can only be good news for Spurs fans.