Redknapp on Bale blow and chances of fourth


Gareth Bale has ruptured an ankle ligament and will miss Tottenham’s last two games of the season.

The winger had to leave the ground on crutches following the 1-1 draw against Blackpool on Saturday.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was under no illusions as to how difficult the fight to close the six-point gap that separates his team and City would be, even before the seriousness of Bale’s injury had been confirmed.

“It will take a miracle,” said Redknapp, who knows anything but a win at Eastlands tomorrow will mean the end of the club’s top-four hopes.

“(City manager) Roberto Mancini has got a fantastic squad. They’re in a great position. They are six points ahead of us and they have a better goal difference by miles.”

“It’s a blow but we have been without Gareth quite a bit recently,” Redknapp added.

“He has had a fantastic season. The first three-quarters of the season he was unplayable, but over the last couple of months the injury situation has taken its toll on him. During that time he hasn’t quite been the same boy.”

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  1. It’s not an ‘injury situation’ that changed his form, it was being illegally kicked off the pitch game after game.

    Until we can get the referees to do their jobs and look after the welfare of all the players, and not just the big 4, we will always have this problem with our star men.

  2. Gareth Bale is not the problem what iam watching is Maxi scoring three goals and Liverpool banging five again proves my rant high tempo is back with a vengeance the new Medical staff have once again delivered a new faster Liverpool. its nothing to do with King Kenny is this the same team who West HAM and West Brom beat the answer has got to be no.


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