Opinion: What we can expect from the second coming of Gareth Bale at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It’s no secret that every Spurs fan was elated with the homecoming of Gareth Bale. After his seven year spell in Madrid famously came to a sour end what better place to move to than back home. With such a name comes, high expectations after his first spell at the club one which Bale will surely rise too.

It’s a marquee signing for Spurs who have needed to sign someone of bales stature since his departure, with the painful rebuild finally underway the fantastic signings of Sergio Reguilon, Joe Hart, Matt Doherty and Pierre-Emilie Hojberg; Gareth Bale was the cherry on top of a successful transfer window and restored a little bit of faith back to Daniel Levy and ENIC.

Having a front three of Kane, Son and Bale is a frightening prospect For any defence and he could be that extra piece Spurs require in getting back in the top four and winning some long-awaited silverware.

With Bale working tirelessly to get himself to full fitness, the ability to keep himself fit will be the real question. Bale missed 80 days with respective injuries during the 19/20 season, a huge chunk of the season with injuries including a sprained ankle, knee, thigh and calf problems keeping him out (transfermarkt).

Spurs have an unfortunate record of losing key players to injuries for long periods and it would be a crying shame for the season-long loan of Bale to be curtailed due to such issues

Bale has openly talked about his delight to coming back home and feels he has grown during his time away on and off the pitch (talkSPORT).

At 31 Bale has adapted his game from being the energetic winger ready to dart off at every opportunity to being able read the game better with a mature head and not expending all his energy. I have no doubt we will see the Gareth Bale we all adored and maybe one that’s even better than before.

Bales versatility is a thing of beauty, he was famous for his rapid runs down the left wing but he can play in the middle behind the striker, he can cut in from the right and can be used up top if required.

It gives Spurs another outlet for guaranteed goals rather to just relying on Kane and Son for the goods and they have also been boosted by the recruitment of Benfica forward Carlos Vinicius on a season-long loan deal.

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