LAST night lightening winger Gareth Bale struck for the second time against Inter Milan – spurring Tottenham Hotspur onto a memorable 3-1 win to follow-up his hat-trick at the San Siro.
Naturally, the papers have been gushing today about the Welshman – here are some of my favourite nuggets…
- “In one of the most mesmerising displays of the modern era – comparable perhaps to George Best’s destruction of Benfica that resulted in the legend of El Beatle – Bale rendered Maicon ordinary, vulnerable, almost fragile.”
- “Gareth Bale’s humiliation of the Inter Milan right-back was so merciless that Spurs fans chanted ‘taxi for Maicon’. Leaving aside the difficulty of locating a cab during the Tube strike, a more appropriate vehicle for Maicon would have been an ambulance. The lauded Brazilian was left with twisted blood and stretched sinews by Bale.”
- “From now on when the great Brazil right-back Maicon shuts his eyes and imagines his worst nightmare he will see the figure of Gareth Bale disappearing away from him up the left wing.”
And my personal favourite…
- “Inevitably, it was Bale, running like a young stag, shrugging off challengers, covering the ground as though every inch of it belonged to him.”