Bale defends the man that helped the Welshman become a world-class star.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has come in for severe criticism in recent weeks, but Real Madrid and former Spurs star Gareth Bale has defended the 35-year-old.
Villas-Boas’ side lost 6-0 to Manchester City and then drew with Manchester United on Sunday and several members of the media have gotten on the coach’s back.
This resulted in a public outburst from the Portuguese boss after the United match and Bale has also jumped to the defence of the Welshman’s former manager.
“He should be given time. He is a great manager – he showed that last year. He is a good enough manager to pull everybody through,” the 24-year-old was quoted by the Evening Standard.
“Sometimes they’ve created a lot of chances – the most in the league – and haven’t converted. On another day they’d score.”
Bale excelled under the management of AVB last season and it was the form of the attacker that earned the world record £85.3m to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Since then the Wales international has excelled in the Spanish capital with nine goals and seven assists in 13 matches in all competitions.
The sale of Bale allowed Tottenham to spend huge sums in the transfer market, breaking their club record transfer fee three times and bringing in seven new players at a fee of over £110m.
However, as yet apart from Paulinho and Christian Eriksen to a certain extent, the likes of Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela have failed to impress.
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