Redknapp excited by Bale progress


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Harry Redknapp has once again come out in praise of Gareth Bale, admitting the 20-year-old is ‘getting better and better.’

Bale produced another fine performance in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Portsmouth, with a string of surging runs causing nightmares for the Pompey back four.

He added another assist to his post-Christmas tally, setting up Peter Crouch’s opener with a fine cross from the left.

And Redknapp was full of praise for the Welshman, who has quickly become one of the first names on the team-sheet with his recent form.

Redknapp told the Spurs Official Website, “Gareth is amazing. He’s such an athlete as well, terrific ability, great skill, he can do everything.

“He’s six-foot-one, has a great left foot, he can run all day, head it, pass it, cross it, dribble.

“He makes a run and then gets back and runs again. He’s got the capacity to keep making 60-yard runs and then make another, then another.

“He’s only a boy still as well really, that’s the key. Cliff Jones, one of the great players of the double team, who played for Wales many, many times, told me he thinks Gareth will be the first Welsh player to get 100 caps.

“If he stays clear of injury, he can only keep getting better.”

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  1. Hopefully when Lennon is back we'll have the deadliest pair of wingers in the league. Short of United I don't think there are that many teams with such natural abundance of wingers.

  2. He is one of the reasons why we perhaps have not missed Lennon as much as we thought we would, and now at long last we are not just a right sided team and can cause problems on both flanks. I still think he is best at left back rather than left midfield but who cares where he plays he makes such a difference. Perhaps he would never have got this chance if Akotto stayed fit so maybe it was a huge piece of luck out of a bad situation. He is fresh having only played since January and looks like he could run for 180 minutes not 90!


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