Spurs Star Gareth Bale Needs To Keep This Form Up For The Remainder Of This Campaign

In the last month, Tottenham Hotspur have started to see the Gareth Bale they were expecting to see after he returned to the club from Real Madrid.

In his last four outings in a Spurs kit the Welshman has conjured up four goals and three assists.

He produced a virtuoso performance in his side’s 4-0 romp over Burnley yesterday (Sky Sports Match Report) and more importantly the thirty-one year old was playing with a smile on his face.

Bale’s return to form couldn’t really have come at a better time as Tottenham were in a bit of a slump and have an important run of fixtures coming up.

The North London club will still harbour ambitions of creeping back into the Premier League’s all important Top Four positions. To do that they’ll need to go on a winning run and their next three games are all tricky London derbies.

The Lilywhite’s will also have the Europa League firmly in their sights as they’ve managed to get through to the last 16 of that competition and face Dinamo Zagreb in ten days time.

Then in April they will have a chance to claim silverware in the form of the League Cup as they face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side at Wembley in the final.

To achieve all of these objectives or at even two of them, then you’ve got to believe that Spurs and their top players need to be at the top of their game. That has to include Gareth Bale!

The Welsh international has proven himself to be a talismanic figure in the past both for club and country, especially in the important fixtures. He has scored in all important games like Champions League finals.

His winning experience would’ve impressed his current boss Jose Mourinho and as the season is about to hit an almighty crescendo, you’ve got to believe that the Portuguese boss will want to have Bale in his starting line-up firing on all cylinders.

After yesterday’s win, Mourinho did single out the forward for some special praise:

 “It’s the best Bale that we have had during this season, more confidence, better condition, no bad feelings with injuries.

“I’m happy for Gareth because he is a Spurs boy and it means a lot for him to bring happiness to the fans.”

Mourinho via BBC Sport

Bale’s interactions with fellow forward’s Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura would’ve also pleased Spurs fans, who have been desperate to see more from their Welsh hero.

Expectation and realism also has to take hold when discussing Gareth Bale. For whatever reasons for much of this season he hasn’t been good enough. Plus he still has to show that he can still do it in the big encounters.

Lucky for him then Tottenham Hotspur have plenty of big games coming up between now and the end of the season. That’s plenty of minutes for the attacker to show that he can still make an impact on the grandest of stages!

If he can do that, then maybe just maybe Spurs supporters can have a few trophies to end the campaign with.

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