If you’re a Tottenham fan, you’ve probably told plenty of people how excited you are to see Gareth Bale back in North London.
If you support anyone else, you’ve probably been told by Tottenham fans how excited they are to see Gareth Bale back in north London.
That enthusiasm is for moments like the Welshman’s winner against Brighton on Sunday, where he headed Sergio Reguelin’s header past Seagulls goalkeeper Robert Sanchez in Spurs’ 2-1 win.
Tariq Lampte put Tottenham back in front after Harry Kane opened the scoring with a penalty, but it was Bale, as the Norwich-loving radio host and former television presenter, who had the last laugh.
The boy did well on Twitter. The goal saw Real Madrid’s two old boys come together and, while it’s the Kane-Son Heung-min partnership that has dominated the headlines during the early part of the season, it’s a link that Spurs need. Fans are eager to see more.
Reguillon help. Gareth to the rescue. Hojbjerg Masterclass. What dreams are made of #coys #thfc pic.twitter.com/kc612Yhtb0
— Tommy Mila (@tommymilaTHFC) November 1, 2020
Reguilon to Bale.
Go to Madrid.
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) November 1, 2020
A goal scored in Madrid! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/TsndOaECbG
— JudeSummerfield (@judesummerfield) November 1, 2020
Tottenham weren’t at their best in their free-flowing nature on Sunday, often sitting out Brighton and denying their attacking threat because of it, and some fans certainly felt uneasy waiting for the final whistle, especially But given the late punches sucked by Newcastle and West Ham first in the campaign.
Come on guys. I know today’s footy wasn’t great, it was outrageous at times how passive we looked. But we know how good we can be when we break down sides, so to win when we’re at that average is a good sign. A bit entitled, makes us hungry, but ffs, we’re decent.
— Spooky (@Spooky23) November 1, 2020
Spurs underwhelming; Teams faster and more confident than Brighton will expose such tactics. But a win is a win. Bringing the decision to bear on the bale to achieve shows that the resource has improved. Forward.
— Adam Powley (@adampowley) November 1, 2020
Not a great performance from #thfc by any means but goals from #Kane and #Bale were enough to beat #Brighton and move Spurs up to second in the #PremierLeague table. * May go to the top next weekend.
? Doesn’t sound bad, does it?
—Adam McGroarty (@AdamMcGroarty) November 1, 2020
I thought Lo Celso was brilliant when he came on – an absolute nuisance and pressed them to the end.
And breathe… #TOTBHA #THFC
— Hunter Godson (@HunterGodson) November 1, 2020
But anyway, enough about that. Here’s all the love Spurs players and fans showered on Bale for his heroics.
Great win. Great batting performance all over the pitch. Congratulations to @GarethBale11 on the winner? #COYS pic.twitter.com/Zed67fKxNQ
—Harry Kane (@HKane) November 1, 2020
Bale love you. #COYS https://t.co/sP9T1TELC4
— Mourinholic_100 (@100Mourinholic) November 1, 2020
I love Gareth Bale. https://t.co/Ae5b3PRB70
-Pencilax Man ??? (@Pencilcraftsman) November 1, 2020
Bale saving the day again, you just love to see it? https://t.co/2UkJarzQ6R
— David Karstaedt (@DKarstaedt) November 1, 2020
The win is a huge one for Spurs, moving them to second place in the Premier League table. They next face West Brom in the competition, with Ludogorets Razgrad sandwiched in for Thursday before a tough encounter from the north London side.
Jose Mourinho’s side will face Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Leicester and Wolves before the end of the year.
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