Wide man deserves to win top individual award this season.
Tottenham Hotspur midfield player Gareth Bale will show just why he should be crowned the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year when he returns from injury against champions Manchester City in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon, says his coach Andre Villas-Boas.
The Wales international has enjoyed an absolutely sensational campaign for the high-flying north London outfit, only for his recent run of eye-catching form in front of goal to be cut short after Bale suffered what appeared to be a season-ending ankle injury against Basle in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
However, the 23-year-old has made a quicker-than-expected recovery and is in the Tottenham squad to face City in the capital in a match that the home side must win in order to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Uefa Champions League by finishing in the top four of the Premier League come May.
And his Portuguese boss wants the winger to return with a bang and repeat the form that has already seen him score 17 times in only 27 top-flight matches to date, as well as netting 22 goals in just 38 games in all competitions, against Roberto Mancini’s men.