Gareth Bale expected to be fit for Tottenham game against Manchester City
Bale returned to Tottenham Hotspur this past summer, signing on a season-long loan from La Liga champions Real Madrid. However, the Welshman endured a difficult start to life back in London due to fitness problems.
But having achieved match fitness now, the 31-year-old is slowly getting back into the groove. Bale scored the first goal of his second spell at the club against Brighton & Hove Albion, which was followed by a decent display in the UEFA Europa League against Ludogorets.
On the back of it, Bale started his first Premier League game of the season against West Bromwich Albion and had another positive outing before being taken off for Lucas Moura. Post that, the Wales international was seen receiving treatment on his ankle from the medical team. (h/t Football.london)
Naturally, there were a lot of alarms raised, considering that Bale had just started to get into his stride at the club. However, those fears are allayed now, as it is now being claimed that the 31-year-old is likely to play some part for the Wales national team during the current international break. (h/t Football.london)
Even though he is unlikely to play any part in the friendly against the USA, it is expected that the winger will play some part in the UEFA Nations League encounters against the Republic of Ireland and Finland. And should he come unscathed from these two games, Bale should be able to feature against Manchester City.
Boost for Wales over Bale fitness as caretaker boss Robert Page says squad "unscathed" after losses of Ramsey + Cabango. Bale suffered weekend ankle knock, unlikely to feature in USA friendly on Thursday but should be fit for Nations League double-header.
— Phil Blanche (@philblanche) November 9, 2020
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Tottenham are currently second in the Premier League table. A win against Man City could further enhance our credentials in the race for the title, while dealing a major blow to a direct rival. And although he is yet to start firing, a fit Bale has the ability to turn things around in any game.