Gareth Bale’s immense value to Spurs has been underlined in the last seven days by two vital goals. While it may be unfair to say that the Welshman has single-handedly earned four points from our trips to Norwich and West Brom, he seemed the player most likely to find the net in two close games.

Of course, many would argue that Rafael van der Vaart had the same ability to sneak the most important of goals but while we’ve coped to an extent without VDV, losing Bale would be a far bigger obstacle to overcome.

In the wake of his recent performances, praise has been coming in from many areas, including these comments from his new team mate Jan Vertonghen.

“Of course you have Messi and Ronaldo,” Vertonghen is quoted by Sky Sports.

“And then you’ve got a lot of players who are very close to each other and I think Gareth Bale is one of them, like at the level of the best teams in the world.

“He could play for every team in the world. For me he’s a world class player.”

Vertonghen’s views are backed up by Gareth’s Welsh International colleague Craig Bellamy who surprising declared that Bale was a factor in him continuing to play for the national side.

“For him to be Welsh makes me feel immensely proud,” Bellamy said.

“He is Welsh, no-one else can have him, he is from our country and he is someone we should be proud of and he makes me feel very proud when I watch him play and I am proud to play alongside him. At this moment he is certainly one of the world’s best players, no two ways about it.”

Whatever happens over the remainder of the season, the summer of 2013 will bring a fresh batch of rumours over a move away from the club. Astronomical transfer fees will be quoted but at present, Gareth Bale is absolutely priceless.



  1. Spurs fans have been saying that for years, only bitter Gooners and Chelski fans keep bleating that he is over-rated. Oh and Alex Ferguson who told us he was not good enough for the premier league. Thats why Zaki Fryers has come to a team that will further his career.

  2. Interesting you should mention Bellamy cos he also said that spurs were the best side he played against last season, but this year he didn’t think they were as good. Always worth listening to a neutral who’s not so swayed by avb worship/love.
    This season Bale’s goal ARE the differance – just count back the points he’s got us with his one man wondershow and work out where we’d be without him. Incidentally JD got most of the remainder, however Bale was usually involved somewhere even in those; assists, runs or diversionary runs, or at the very least taking defenders away. This season we’ve been over-reliant on him, stunning player. Also his presence forces the opposition to adapt to deal with him, hence producing openings for our other players on many occasions, Lennon being a good example.
    If we lose him we’re really going to look pedestrian.


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