TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR. POSTED BY DAN CARRIER.
SO Gareth Bale hits a double on Saturday, and everyone talks about the marvellous Van Basten like technique he used to wallop that winning volley home... While it was undeniably a strike that would grace any pitch in the world, and just underlines what we regulars know young Gareth is capable of, I'd like to point out that the first, that was a deflection of the end of his hooter, was in some ways just as important.
The fact is this: he was happy to put himself in the way, chase the ball and be a nuisance after his original effort had been saved. While he did not know much about it, he put his body on the line and the result was a some what fluky goal. They all count, and Gareth showed that he is ready to get stuck in as we search for vital away points...