Pundit Exclusive: Bale tipped to win Spurs their West Ham clash after images emerge
Michael Brown believes Gareth Bale could make a game-changing impact for Tottenham against West Ham on Sunday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs midfielder admits he has been pondering where the 31-year-old fits into Jose Mourinho’s side after their impressive recent performances.
Speaking on Friday, the Portuguese boss confirmed that he would make a late decision over the Welsh superstar’s involvement in Sunday’s showdown with the Hammers.
As revealed by Football Insider earlier this week, Bale is set to be named among the substitute’s following his comeback from a knee injury.
Brown believes Bale would be best off coming on when the Lilywhites are already winning but admits he would not be surprised if he made a game-winning impact against the Irons.
Brown told Football Insider: “I was looking at some pictures and some articles and asking if he’d be ready to go or not.
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“I was wondering what part, after Spurs’ results, does he play in it against West Ham? You would expect, you never know with Gareth Bale though, that he would come on with 20, 30 minutes to go.
“I think it’s there for all to see, for him he just needs to steady his way, he needs a good performance from his teammates, try and get a lead, that little bit of advantage for him to come in in a comfortable situation but does he come on at 1-1 and get the winner?”
Spurs thrashed Manchester United 6-1 in their last Premier League game as Harry Kane and Heung-min Son both netted twice.
The Lilywhites’ next fixture will see them play host to LASK in their Europa League group stage clash.
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