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Spurs legends Pleat, Redknapp and Hoddle portray Gareth Bale as an idiot

by | 30th, July 2013

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THE Daily Bale: a look at the Spurs star in the news. Today, former Spurs manager David Pleat says Bale, 24, is too young to work abroad:

 “I think he’s a little bit young to go abroad. I doubt he’d find it easy. Many have failed when they have moved overseas. One or two have succeeded, but not many. Most have had a difficult time.”

We recall that one of Pleat’s first jobs at Spurs was to sign Nico Claesen, the 24-year-old Belgian.

In his greatest ever team, Pleat picks:

Dan Petrescu: The Romanian who moved to Italy aged 23

Richard Gough – The Swedish born Scotland defender who joined Spurs aged 24

Mal Donaghy – Pleat signed the 21-year-old for Luton from a club in his native Northern Ireland

This dumbing-down of Bale is not yet in the league of the treatment dished out to Wayne Rooney but it does signify a trend. Harry Redknapp, another ex-Spurs manager, opined:

He’s not an over-ambitious lad. He wants to be successful obviously but he’s not someone I can see moving to Real Madrid at this stage in his life.

Not over-ambitious. Is that a quality Redknapp admires?

And former Spurs great Glenn Hoddle offered: 

“He’s had a new baby and I’m not sure if he’s ready for a move abroad.” 

Having portrayed Bale as an immature, stay-at-home dolt, the experts prove they have no idea how the player thinks. To help them, here’s what unambitious, innocent, Bale said in 2011:

 “I’m not afraid to leave the country. I left home at 15 [to join Southampton’s academy]. If I leave the Premier League, I’ll learn another language … I will grow as a person.”

Such are the facts…



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