Gareth Bale’s outstanding performances over the last three games have drawn inevitable comparisons with the efforts of Robin van Persie at Arsenal last season. Amidst all the praise for the winger’s performances, there have been plenty of allegations that Spurs are a one man team.
Tottenham’s new signing Lewis Holtby is one who refutes those claims and the German feels that the rest of the side aren’t getting enough credit.
“Gareth is a world-class player, one of the best in the world I think. What he is producing week in week out is fantastic,” Lewis said. “But you have to give the credit to the others in what is a great team.
“You see Hugo Lloris in goal. The defenders put their bodies into every shot. Everyone is working really hard, that’s the key of the game. To have a player like Bale makes the difference.”
With just under two weeks to our next league match, attention switches to the Europa League and Holtby continued his interview by affirming that Spurs can win it.
“I played in the Europa League last season with Schalke. We went to the quarter-finals. But Tottenham are able to do big things,” Holtby added. “I’m not saying that if we don’t get the Cup we’ll be disappointed, but I think we have the team and squad to get that trophy and we’re confident.
“It’s a great team, the quality in the side throughout the players, even the guys who didn’t make it into the squad against Newcastle, is fantastic.”
Our next tie with Lyon will be tough and if he starts, Gareth Bale will be a vital player once again if we are to make it through. Holtby claims we are no one-man team but is he right?