Gareth Bale: A falling star or a sleeping giant?

After spending the 2019/20 season riding the bench for Real Madrid, Gareth Bale decided to pack up his golf clubs and head back to London in search of redemption.

Bale’s record-breaking move from the Spurs to Real Madrid in 2013 was one of mixed performances with injuries plaguing the Welshmen for the duration of his stay at Los Blancos.

This has led to Bale’s somewhat self-inflicted exile from Madrid with comments such as “Wales, Golf, Madrid, in that order” not doing his reputation in the footballing world any good, although it did make for great Twitter content.

Bale danced with a flag reading ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order’ after Wales sealed qualification for their second consecutive European Championships. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY EUROSPORT.

Gareth Bale, now 31 years old, has an opportunity to re-establish his form with an exciting Tottenham Hotspurs team that has completely changed since he left in the winter of 2013.

Jose Mourinho has stated that Bale has the ability to have an incredible impact at the club and hopefully help them reach their ever-evasive potential with their last trophy being the League Cup more than 12 years ago.

Many critics have expressed their doubts over Bale’s ability to have a positive impact on Tottenham’s side due to his injury history and lack of game time in recent seasons, but no one can deny his ability.

From his extraordinary bicycle kick goal in the Champions League final to single handily obliterating a highly rated Inter Milan side in 2010, Gareth Bale has shown ability that few possess and even fewer utilise correctly.

Jose Mourinho believes Gareth Bale is “arriving” at peak physical condition and confirmed he will start Tottenham’s Europa League game with Royal Antwerp on Thursday. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY BT SPORT.

The four-time Champions League winner has had a slow start to the season for Tottenham as he has been nursing a knee injury but showed some bright sparks with a couple of nice runs in behind the defence and one great chance to score against West Ham which he unfortunately missed.

Bale is thus an extremely talented player whose luck has not been on his side. The prospect of him being back in the premier league is one that excites fans of football, irrespective of who they support.

The real question is can he play at the same level as we have previously seen? We’ll just have to wait and see.

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