Crouch: Gareth Bale was ruined by Zidane

Mon 07 December 2020 | 13:33

Former Liverpool striker believes that the Welsh forward needs more time at Spurs to find his best form.

Gareth Bale

returned to his old club on a loan spell in the summer transfer market. Bale joined


with a one-year loan deal but since his arrival at the club, the Welsh forward has spent most of the games on the bench. Bale is under training for his fitness and sharpness so he can be a part of

Jose Mourinho

’s Spurs. In a recent interview with

Daily Mail


Peter Crouch

has spoken about the 31-year-old and his possible comeback as a starter for Tottenham.

“It was unrealistic for people to expect Gareth to come back from seven years in Spain and be the turbocharged winger who blew us away.

“In the years I played with him, I have never seen anyone who had such an engine — up, down, up, down at full pace for 90 minutes.

“His last two years in Madrid were ruined by Zinedine Zidane effectively cutting him out and that much disruption has an impact on a player finding rhythm.

“One thing I have noticed is that he is cleverer in terms of how he times his runs and when he engages top gear.

“You also have to recognise how good Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Steven Bergwijn have been for Jose Mourinho.

“Son and Kane were magnificent on the counter against Arsenal and the more I see them, the more I see genuine title challengers. Gareth will play his part to help, for sure.”

source: SportMob

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