Graeme Souness believes that Tottenham Hotspur would finish in the top four if Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Gareth Bale start every Premier League game from now until the end of the season.
There was plenty of excitement surrounding the prospect of a front trio of Kane, Bale and Son when the 31-year-old arrived at Spurs during last summer’s transfer window.
However, the trio have not had many minutes together this season due to Welshman’s fitness struggles.
The likes of Erik Lamela, Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura have all got a run in the side alongside Kane and Son but Bale appears to have played himself into Tottenham’s starting eleven due to his recent form.
The on-loan Real Madrid star looks now to have regained his sharpness, having managed four goals and three assists in his last four games in all competitions.
The trio of Kane, Bale and Son showed how difficult they can be to defend against during Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Burnley on Sunday and Souness believes that they could potentially fire Jose Mourinho’s men into Champions League qualification, however, he stopped short of confirming it would happen.
The pundit said on Sky Sports’ Super Sunday on their Premier League TV channel (28/2/21): “With Spurs they are not strong enough in certain areas and when Bale went back there I thought that three up-front could score their way into the top four, I still think the same.
“If you can get Bale fit and motivated. If you could guarantee me Son, Bale and Kane playing every game between now and the end of the season I would say they get in the top four but that won’t happen.”
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If Bale can remain fit for the remainder of the season, he is quite easily capable of scoring 10+ goals. I certainly do not think the Welshman needs to play every match for us to make up the ground on the top four. We are currently just six points behind West Ham in fourth with a game in hand and that is certainly not an insurmountable gap given the topsy-turvy nature of the season.
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