Gareth Bale sacrifices health for Tottenham’s glory
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gareth Bale claims he is playing through pain in order to help his side acquire a Champions League berth this season. The Welsh attacking midfielder revealed that he wasn’t fully fit for action, still he was concentrated on helping Tottenham Hotspur finish in the top-four.
Gareth Bale has played a pivotal role in Tottenham Hotspur’s success this season. The 23-year-old has netted 23 goals and is a strong candidate for PFA’s Player and Young Player of the Year awards.
Nagging ankle injuries have forced Gareth Bale off the field a couple of times this season. The latest injury in the series came against Basel in the Europa League quarterfinal clash earlier this month.
Gareth Bale returned to action against Manchester City on Sunday and helped his side with a goal and an assist to record a memorable 3-1 victory at White Hart Lane. A report from the Sun suggests Gareth Bale was forced to make an early recovery for this game and that he is still hasn’t fully recovered from his ankle injury.
Spectacular performance against Manchester City and a tally of 14 goals in the last 16 appearances forces us to believe that the Wales international has been at the pinnacle of his health and form, yet Gareth Bale has revealed that is far from the actual story.
“It was touch and go whether I was going to play - but thankfully I got through it okay,” Gareth Bale told The Sun. “It was a bit sore in the first half but I got more confident in the second half. It hurts but it's just about managing it and carrying on.”
Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to score three goals in a timespan of seven minutes to win the game against Manchester City with a scoreline of 3-1. Gareth Bale claims it is Tottenham Hotspur’s fighting spirit that will help his side record a top-four finish.
“All three goals were important,” Gareth Bale added. “The first gave us belief, the second killed them and the third one just sealed it so it was a great comeback.”
“We showed great character and hopefully we can carry that on in the last five games. It shows the team spirit we have in the dressing room. We need to keep that character, team spirit and togetherness in the last five games and push for our objectives this season.”