Why Bale could be the PFA Player of the Year - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Despite having more than a third of the season left to play, footballers up and down the country are casting their vote for the PFA Player of the Year and just like two years ago, the timing of the vote could be crucial for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale.
Bale’s 2011 PFA Player of the Year award came during a season defined by impressive performances on the continent, none more so than the hat-trick against Inter Milan in the Champions League and a similar televised run in the Europa League could give Bale another advantage this time round.
A brace of free-kicks against Lyon in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32 just two weeks ago might have swayed some of the voters, but Bale’s late strike against West Ham on Monday did much to confirm the Wales’ international’s growing reputation and match winning ability.
Bale’s free-kick taking has shown significant improvement this season and the extended pr...