Spurs Balls: Harry Redknapp Never Did Know Madrid’s Mighty Gareth Bale
COMPARE and contrast the world of Gareth Bale, formerly of Spurs and now knocking them in for Real Madrid:
When the final whistle went Bale collected the match ball and took it to the centre circle, holding it aloft to salute the Madrid supporter. – Sunday Times, December 1, 2013
“He’s not an over-ambitious lad” – Harry Redknapp, June 9, 2013
”I think he’s a little bit young to go abroad. I doubt he’d find it easy” – David Pleat, July 30, 2013
“I don’t think Gareth Bale wants to leave yet – unless it was to one of the Manchester clubs. He’s had a new baby and I’m not sure if he’s ready for a move abroad. You have to be settled off the pitch before you get your form on it” – Glenn Hoddle, June 16, 2013
“…it is not natural for Gareth to behave in an assertive way.”
Such are the experts view of the man stood in the centre circle at the Bernabeu holding the ball above his head….