Tottenham: Gareth Bale and AVB owe nothing to tabloid favourite Harry Redknapp?
TOTTENHAM’S Welsh wizard Gareth Bale is over the sports news. The club’s manger, Andrew Villas-Boas, has given Bale a freer role. Credit due for that. But what about Harry Redknapp’s role in Bales’s career? Sami Mokbel tells Daily Mail readers:
“Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp’s influence on Bale’s career is undeniable. Taking a player who was widely recognised as a left back and transforming him into one of the most feared wingers on the planet is something Redknapp should reflect on with immense pride when he retires to his Sandbanks residence.”
The tabloid writers do so love Harry. He is, after all one of their own, lending his name to a column for the Sun, when he’s not running QPR. You will recall that Harry was forced to put Bale in the first team when Benoit Assou-Ekotto suffered injury. Redknapp had been looking to loan Bale out, reportedly. And, then, let’s not forget Redknapp’s masterplan after Bale had run Inter Milan ragged on the Champions’ League on 2010?
“…in the long term I eventually see Gareth dropping back and playing at left-back where he can be one of the best, if not the best”?
Yep. Bale and AVB owe so much to Harry.
PS – Bales was signed for Spurs by Martin Jol.