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