Gareth Bale is incredible, says Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas
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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says he has been stunned by Gareth Bale's "incredible" free-kick technique after the winger's double against Lyon.
Bale, 23, followed up his goal in Saturday's win against Newcastle with two more set-piece strikes in the 2-1 Europa League home-leg victory.
"Incredible," Villas-Boas said. "Not only his all-round game but the ability he has to strike these free-kicks.
"The ball gains power when he strikes it and it changes direction easily."
Bale excelled in the Europa League round of 32 first-leg meeting with Lyon as he first found the back of the net with a swerving 35-yard effort before powering home the winner from a dead ball deep into injury-time.
He has now scored his club's last six goals in all competitions, with four of them coming from distance. The Welsh winger attributes this run of form to the hours spent on the training pitch honing his technique.
"I've been practising free-kicks on the training ground and I scored one like that last week," the Welsh winger said.
Spurs travel to France for the return match on Thursday and Bale hopes his brace will prove crucial.
"Lyon are a good team and we weren't 100% to be honest - we looked a bit tired," he said.
"But the most important thing is we got the win, it's going to be hard going over there, but we're taking this competition seriously."
Liverpool spent £35m on Carroll. THAT"S probably why you haven't won a league title for over 20 years. Foolhardy and reckless spending on total donkeys.
Want to also say that acquiring Lewis Holtby has been a revelation, loads of energy, a workhorse grinder of a player, passes great and loves to attack. I think he will be a better player than Modric.
besides.. theres no comparison, one is a top four team.. the other is a mid table tema with a incompetant manager and their fans just bang on about the clubs 'history'.. well you know what.. its all in the past and yout team is rubbish now. rubbish.
I'd love to see him at United..... may not ever happen, but its either us or Real i think.
Do everything you can to keep him, Double his wages if necessary, he is that good and having him in the team will help you attract other players.
If you do sell him; Man Utd please - you can have Nani ;-)
In fairness what has 'being broke' got to do with it?
In terms of ability I dont think he is far wrong, Inter were woeful under Rafa.
As i said in my other post some are pretty tight, but i dont think u can categorically say spurs are better than any of the names mentioned...
Yes a few Spurs fan can get a little carryed away with Bale at times but when u say he is not as good as Messi and CR7 again if u read the comments not one Spurs fan has wrote that......
Options are - stay where he is, Big fish where he gets all the plaudits or moves abroad and becomes just another decent player in a great team.
Jesus, Mandela, Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King and now Bale.
Reminds me of only fools and horses
Also, it is not possible to have a one man team (he isn't wearing gloves and making saves). Even RVP last year needed someone to pass him the ball.