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Bale will show his quality, says former Spurs captain Dawson

Sun 17 January 2021 | 13:15

The Welsh winger is spending a disappointing loan spell at Tottenham and is expected to bounce back from his current form to earn a permanent deal with Spurs.

Since his return to


on a loan spell in the summer,

Gareth Bale

has struggled with form and fitness issues. The Welsh winger has been eased back into action by

Jose Mourinho

but he has not been able to fulfill exactions in his performances for Spurs. The 31-year-old has played 12 matches for Tottenham in the current season and has managed to score only three goals for the English side. However,

Michael Dawson

believes that Bale will regain his best form at Tottenham and show his qualities in the remainder of the season.

"I was disappointed not to see him come on against Fulham. When the game stretches he will cause problems, but we're yet to see that real quality that we saw back in his early Spurs career.

"He still possesses that quality though and It's only a matter of time before we see it."

Asked about Bale’s injuries and their effect on his performances, Dawson responded:

"Gareth is a player that has to sprint. Back in his first spell at Spurs, he used to go past players like they weren't there. It was like men against boys on the playground, he was that good.

"We are yet to see him really expose a player with his pace. He hasn't played for long periods, he's getting older and he's maybe worried about sprinting and pulling something if he goes 100 miles an hour.

"We've seen only glimpses and Gareth has to play that way, that's his game - exposing players. He has to get back to sprinting and getting at players."

source: SportMob