Danny Murphy believes Gareth Bale has positively impacted Tottenham Hotspur stars Son Heung-Min and Steven Bergwijn
The Welsh winger returned to Spurs on loan from Real Madrid this summer. Despite not yet hitting his stride, he has contributed to what has been a solid start to the season for the team as a whole.
Spurs go into tonight’s North London Derby knowing that a win will see them secure top spot while also being well and truly alive in other competitions so far.
Murphy believes Bale’s return has seen the likes of Son Heung-Min and Steven Bergwijn up their games. With the likes of Bale, Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura all available, competition for places on the wing is high. (h/t Daily Mail)
Having spent the last two seasons either injured or on the bench, Bale is lacking in match fitness. With both Son and Bergwijn performing, Jose Mourinho can work on easing Bale back into the lineup than thrusting him in at the deep end. (h/t Daily Mail)
“The biggest benefit of having Bale is the impact he’s had on the rest of the forward line.”
Murphy goes on to add that Bale has been brilliant in training and has shown the right attitude. More so the positive impact he has had will give Jose Mourinho a selection headache. (h/t Daily Mail)
However, it is not one that the Spurs boss will mind. With players staying motivated and ready to showcase their ability, the strength in depth will serve us well this season. (h/t Daily Mail)
“He’ll want the players to push each other and not feel too comfortable.”
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Given his age and injuries, it would not be fair to expect Bale to near the same level of ability he showed in his first spell at the club. However, he still has enough in him to make an impact and has already scored twice for us this season.