Harry Redknapp may have criticized the way clubs are bestowing massive amounts of power in young players but one youngster who has certainly earned his manager’s praise is Tottenham winger Gareth Bale.
The 21-year old, who struck a famous hat-trick in his side’s 4-3 defeat to Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday night, has won a tremendous amount of supporters by following up his excellent performance with humility.
Speaking ahead of the Spurs’ tricky home fixture against Everton early Saturday afternoon, Redknapp said: “He’ll look back on that, surely, in years to come – and what an achievement.”
Acknowledging that Bale’s feat is particularly impressive considering the fatigue he has accumulated, Harry continued: “He’s tired, the kid. He had a couple of tough games for Wales and then, obviously, Saturday (against) Fulham, Wednesday night in the San Siro.”
“He’s nearly empty but, hopefully, there’s still a little bit of petrol in there.”
David Moyes will bring his squad to White Hart Lane in confident mood after emerging victorious in last Sunday’s highly anticipated Merseyside derby and as far as Redknapp is concerned, the Toffees will prove to be a tough opponent once again.
“We’re playing a good team tomorrow. They had a little dodgy start; they’ve had a dodgy start last couple of years but, every year, David pulls them up.
“They end up either getting into Europe or pushing for European places. He’s built a very difficult team to beat. They’ll be up there again at the end of the year,” concluded the 63-year old.