AVB reveals what turned the career of Tottenham's £ 600,000-a-week star – originally published on Sportslens.com
In conversation with COPA90 former Tottenham boss Andre Villas- Boas opened up a conversation with Gareth Bale while they were both still at the club, which eventually became a turning point in the Tottenham star's career.
The Welshman got off to a bad start when he joined Tottenham Southampton from Tottenham in 2007 but has grown to become one of the most feared strikers in the sport today.
While on White Hart Lane, Bale tried hard to impress under a number of managers, but his quality was evident when Harry Redknapp joined the club and even more so under Villa-Boas.
The 31-year-old Welsh international, who recently returned to Spurs on loan with Real Madrid last month, began his career as a left-back before being seen as an attacker.
Villas-Boas lifted the lid of a conversation with Bale, which resulted in a change in the formation of his team and ultimately contributed to improving the strength and quality of the player.
"Another time Gareth didn't feel like he was reaching his full potential, one day he came into my office and said, 'Boss, I'm not happy, things are not going well for me" " , Recalled Villas-Boas.
"Ok", I said, "I can try to switch to a 4-4-2 formation and you can play freely at the top with (Emmanuel) Adebayor and I can follow up (Gylfi) Sigurðsson move left and cut in. "
" This is when Gareth starts the series of games he's scored in. I think for 5 or 6 games in a row and then for the results exploded and his career exploded from that moment on. ”
The £ 600,000-a-week star left Tottenham at the end of the 2012/13 season to join Real Madrid The world record fee of 85.3 million at the time. GBP, while Villas-Boas, who joined Spurs after leaving Chelsea, has been with France's Marseille team since 2019.