Tottenham fans ask Bale

The Welshman has vindicated himself with his performances in the Europa League and against West Ham. Followers are beginning to see it as a possible solution to the 'Spur' crisis.


Life can take a 180 degree turn in just four days and when it comes to football, the statement is even more true. The month of February was set to be almost the final chapter of Gareth Bale's loan at Tottenham. Two substitutions without wearing shorts, eighteen minutes in the 3-0 match against City and an exchange of statements between Mourinho and Jonathan Barnett, the Welshman's agent, on the physical condition of the Madrid player.

A situation that did not invite optimism at all and that Gareth Bale could have turned around in just two games. And it is that no matter how much people talk, where things can really change is on the field. Bale returned to the title last Thursday in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32 against Wolfsberger. 64 minutes in which the Welshman showed that when he wants to, he remains a decisive player. An assist and a goal, corresponding to the first two goals that put the game on track for Spurs.

Bale was one of the best, or perhaps the best of Londoners, but the inferiority of the rival played down the performance. Quite the opposite of what happened on Sunday against West Ham in a London derby that was crucial for Mourinho's. The team fell for the fifth time in the last six games despite skimming the comeback. Mou took Bale out at the start of the second half to change a score that was 1-0 but soon, in minute 47, it was already 2-0.

The best of the match in 45'

The Welshman completely changed the face of the team and led a failed comeback at London Stadium. From his boots came the corner with which Lucas Moura cut distances and crashed against the crossbar a volley from outside the area that would have been the goal of the day and that reminded the Welshman who fell in love with the Bernabéu a few years ago. His impact on the game was such that the Sofascore website gave him the best score of the match, 7.4, despite having played only 45 minutes and having left the field defeated.

In those 45 minutes, Bale touched 46 balls, twice his average in the Premier League, more than Kane (35) and only five less than Son, both enjoying the 90 minutes. In addition, he shot three times, attempted four dribbles completing one, and made 23 of the 27 passes he attempted. Surely his most complete game since he returned to Tottenham not only because of its importance but also because of the feeling it gave of being involved with the team and being the player who pulled the car in search of the comeback.

This performance did not go unnoticed by a fans that idolized him a few years ago and at the end of the game there were many who went to the tweet that the Welshman and Tottenham put up to congratulate the player and ask Mourinho to give him more minutes. Logically, the complicated situation that Spurs are going through, ninth nine points behind the Champions League positions, facilitate the tension of a hobby that sees a possible solution in Bale.

Mourinho himself spoke of Gareth at the post-match press conference stating that "no one can doubt his quality", but that something else is "his ability to play three games a week." The Portuguese continues to ration the minutes to Bale but the fans begin to pressure him supported by the good performance of the player in the last matches. With more than the obligation to win, the Spurs face Wolfsberg in the round of 32 on Thursday and against Burnley on Sunday, two games in which Cardiff will have the opportunity to show that last week was not a mirage. Perhaps we still have time to see the trident dreamed of by the North London fans, the one formed by the idols of the present Kane and Son and the idol of an ever more distant past, Gareth Bale.

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