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Dimitar Berbatov gives his verdict on Gareth Bale’s return to Tottenham

Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Europa League Group J stage match between Tottenham Hotspur and Royal Antwerp at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 10, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

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Ex-Tottenham player Dimitar Berbatov believes it will currently be an “easy decision” for his former club to send Gareth Bale back to Real Madrid. Bale returned to Spurs this summer after seven years at the Spanish capital.

The Welshman rejoined Tottenham on loan for the rest of the season. However, the 31-year-old has only started once in the Premier League this term. He has only made one substitute appearance in Spurs’ previous ten league games.

Berbatov told Stats Perform that Bale cannot be producing “the right level of football” at the moment:

“I was expecting a lot of him coming to Spurs, to shake things up and for him, Son and Kane to make it a trio up front that can rival the Liverpool attacking trio, for example.

“For the moment it is 100 per cent not working. Hopefully, he can get back to 100 per cent and start playing. If not, in the end, it is an easy decision – he can go back to Madrid.

“Whatever the reason [for his lack of games] Gareth Bale is injury-free now is because he’s on the bench for the team. But he’s not playing from the from the first minute so it means that obviously, he’s not producing the right level of football Jose Mourinho wants from him, which is a shame because I like him a lot.”

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