5 reasons why Spurs can’t afford to lose Gareth Bale - originally posted on Soccerlens.comGareth Bale has been a revelation for the world of football since he broke into the first team at Tottenham. A product of the Southampton youth academy, Bale has been touted to be as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Here are the five reasons why Tottenham can’t afford to lose Gareth Bale:
#1: Gareth Bale as a goal-threat
Spurs rely on having a goal threat in midfield. Having lost Rafael van der Vaart in the summer, the replacement purchased in the form of Moussa Dembele has thus far offered a totally different kind of threat, running from deep and providing drive from the centre of the field.
Clint Dempsey in turn has also failed to replicate his goal scoring heroics from his time at Fulham, and without Bale, Tottenham suddenly become a very one dimensional attacking side that relies too heavily on an out of form Defoe and the goal shy Adebayor.
#2: Gareth Bale provides width