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Gareth Bale produced a stunning performance in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Burnley on Sunday. The Welshman scored twice and created an assist. However, he insisted he’s refusing to get carried away.
Bale has seven-goal contributions in the Spurs’ last four games. However, Roy Keane wasn’t convinced before Sunday’s games and suggested he needs to be doing more.
The outspoken pundit said on Sky Sports: “We talk about Bale and Bale came on last week [against West Ham] and made a difference. What did he do? He put in a corner. He’s come in to do big things and get them back in the top four but he can’t get in the team. He put a corner in and he put one over the bar, if that’s form then yeah…”
Jose Mourinho on Gareth Bale 🗣️
“He’s quiet, he doesn’t speak to you, he probably reads, probably watches or listens, maybe not because he has all that school from Madrid.”
— VBET News (@VBETnews) February 28, 2021
After Bale’s standout performance against Burnley, he was asked about putting the criticism behind him.
Bale said: “I’ve been building up a little bit to get fully fit. I felt comfortable today. My form’s coming back, nice to help the team in whatever way I can. I know obviously you get a lot of criticism but I’m experienced enough to keep my head down, not say anything stupid and just to keep plugging away and do what I do and help the team.”
The Welshman was also appreciative of his two attacking team-mates, Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.
He said: “Playing with them is why I came here and what I wanted to do. It’s great to be on the pitch and feeling good. Hopefully we can kick on from this now, get some confidence and take it into the rest of the season. We know football isn’t fair sometimes and people are going to criticise, but all we can do inside is keep doing what we know we can do, that’s what we did today.”