Harry Redknapp has revealed that he told Gareth Bale to focus on mental toughness rather than his hair.
The Welsh international was struggling to break into the Spurs first team until injuries in January and has taken the opportunity to prove why we paid big money for him.
Bale scored twice in the 2-1 against Stoke on Saturday, his second was a superb volley which nestled into the top corner.
“Bale has grown up,” said Redknapp.
“When I first came to Spurs, Bale was still a baby, he always seemed to be limping off the training ground every time he got touched.
“He realised he had to be tougher if he was going to make it in the Premier League and he has done that.
“Have I had to talk to Bale about mental toughness? A bit, yeah. I just said, ‘Stop messing about with your barnet’.
“I said, ‘C’mon Gareth, stop messing about with your hair’. He was always at it.
“I can’t think of a better left-sided player than Bale.
“That left foot of his is amazing, he can run all day, he can head it, he’s 6ft 2in. He has got everything.
“You couldn’t even put a value on him now. Almost any club would want him.”
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