Gareth Bale has admitted that his iconic heart celebration could make a return this season.
Bale’s form and fitness has picked up considerably over the last few weeks, with the Welshman having found the back of the net six times in his last six appearances.
Almost every one his goals is now accompanied with the 31-year-old making a ‘WM’ sign with his hands to indicate ‘Welsh Mafia’ as the Tottenham’s Welsh trio, Bale, Joe Rodon and Ben Davies, call themselves.
One thing that Spurs fans are yet to see from the 31-year-old since his return to the club last summer is the heart celebration which the winger pulled out with regularity during his first spell at the club.
When he asked if that celebration could make a return, Bale said during a Q & A along with Rodon for Tottenham’s official Twitch Channel (as relayed by Football.London): “Yeah, of course. I need to score some more goals obviously. At the moment the ‘Welsh Mafia’ is front and centre at the moment.”
The on-loan Real Madrid star also went on to explain the meaning behind his famous heart celebration.
He added: “A lot of people don’t know but it came from ages ago with my wife now. Just done it when I was younger years ago and it started from there and got bigger and bigger.”
Bale’s international teammate Rodon has not had as many opportunities as he would have hoped for at Tottenham this season but the 23-year-old admitted that training with top players at the club can only improve his game.
The defender said: “I think going up against top players is only going to improve me and make me better for the future.
“I’ll never know, who knows until I go away with the national team and see a difference as in the level. Only training with top players like that is going to improve me and make it better for me.”
Bale then interrupted in midway through the defender’s answer to say: “I’ve seen a difference and he’s improving a lot.”
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The North London Derby would be the perfect occasion for Bale to pull out the iconic heart celebration. Let’s hope the Welshman can rewind the clock by holding up a heart to the camera should he find the back of the net against the Gunners, something he made a habit of during his first spell at Spurs.
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