Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Bale strikes again
It seems like longer than a fortnight ago that Gareth Bale announced himself to the rest of Europe with a virtuoso performance; tonight he has done it again at White Hart Lane. Spurs started the game adventurously and took the game to Inter. On 18 minutes Modric teased and probed the Italian defence before sliding the ball through to Van der Vaart who finished with ease.
As the half wore on Inter began to gain a foothold in the game but failed to really test Cudicini in the Spurs goal. The 2nd half began rather poorly but sprung to life when Bale went on one of his marauding runs and provided a sublime cross that even Crouch could not miss. The game seemed over but suddenly Eto'o created some space in the box and found the bottom corner with a fine curling shot.
Spurs then showed their composure and Bale yet again proved his class with a dynamic run from midfield before providing Pavlyuchenko with another tap in. It was a fantastic game that was decided by Bale and the outstanding work ethic from Spurs as a team. A win in the next round at home to Werder will ensure qualification to the last 16 which surely now looks likely. Where the team goes from there nobody can predict but much will depend on the form of the outstanding Gareth Bale.