Ian Wright has lauded Gareth Bale’s performance against Burnley and admitted that a front three of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Bale is going to be extremely difficult for defences to deal with.
However, we have not seen the trio line up together on many occasions this season as Bale has struggled to get himself into the Spurs starting line up.
That now appears set to change as the 31-year-old has been in very good form over the past few weeks and is showing signs of getting back to his old self.
The on-loan Real Madrid star netted twice against Burnley on Sunday, with his second goal in particular reminiscent of the kind of goals he scored with regularity in his pomp.
However, it is not either of Bale’s goals or his pin-point ball over the top to Kane that caught Wright’s eye but rather the burst of pace which the winger showed to get past Burnley left-back Charlie Taylor in the first-half.
Speaking about Bale’s performance on Sunday, the former Arsenal striker told Premier League Productions: “We know that Son and Harry Kane have got a nice repertoire with each other.
“But when you throw Gareth Bale into that mix. You are going to get more.
“What we have seen there (run past Taylor). People saying he’s that he’s not going to be as quick.
“He looks quick there. When he was running there. And the quality that he’s got.”
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Bale is only 31 years of age and theoretically, he should still be in the peak of his physical prowess. So the question was not whether he possessed pace or not (he obviously did) but whether he trusted his body enough to turn on the after-burners. The winger now appears to be confident enough in his fitness to make sprints both on and off the ball.
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