During his halftime speech, Gareth Bale, who was present for the wild scenes at Monday night’s Tottenham versus Chelsea match, declared that joining Spurs was the best choice he had ever made.
Gareth Bale established himself as a club legend during two stints with the North London team, amassing 71 goals and 58 assists in 236 appearances for Spurs (Transfermarkt).
His impactful, game-changing performances in 2013 resulted in a major transfer to Real Madrid. During his time in Spain, the Welshman went on to win three La Liga championships and five Champions Leagues.
Upon his return to Spurs for the 2020–21 season, Bale scored a total of 16 goals while on loan under Jose Mourinho (Transfermarkt).
It appears that Bale has been playing golf for the majority of his time since he retired at the beginning of this year. However, he recently expressed to Sky Sports how much he is loving seeing Ange Postecoglou’s team this year.
Gareth Bale feels at home with Spurs
Bale chose a particularly memorable match to return to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium—the matchup with Chelsea turned out to be one of the most exciting Premier League matches of the year.
In an interview with Paul Coyte at halftime at pitch side during Spurs vs. Chelsea on June 11, 23 at 8:56 p.m., Bale reflected on his time with the Lilywhites, saying, “The best thing I ever did was move to Tottenham – I still remember it like it was yesterday.”
“It feels like coming home to be back in front of these incredible fans,
It’s no secret that Bale struggled to settle during his time in Spain, and his obvious enjoyment of his second season at Spurs is evident. He established himself at White Hart Lane, and Spurs supporters will always hold him in high regard.
Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham have now done something that he’s never seen before in his life
Legendary Tottenham Hotspur player Jan Vertonghen has acknowledged that, up until Monday night, he has never seen a defensive line as high as the one used by Spurs.
Chelsea defeated Ange Postecoglou’s team 4-1 in what was perhaps the most dramatic Premier League match in recent memory.
The 111-minute game tells a story that is barely touched upon by the score. The sending-off for Spurs was one of the other important points in addition to the goals.
After Cristian Romero received a red card in the first half and Destiny Udogie was sent off in the 55th minute, Tottenham was forced to play more than thirty minutes of the match with nine men.
Postecoglou ensured that Spurs maintained their high line and pressured the opposition even though they had two fewer players on the field than their opponents.
It did come close to working, as Son Heung-min and Eric Dier both had chances to equalize disallowed for slight offside.
Chelsea eventually overcame Spurs’ resistance and added two more goals in injury time as the home team persisted in pressing forward.
Vertonghen acknowledged on X that Tottenham was doing something that he had never seen in his entire life.
Tottenham a different proposition under Postecoglou
It is rare for a home team that loses 4-1 to have its supporters applaud them off the field.
This speaks volumes about Postecoglou’s incredible work with Tottenham. They didn’t waver from their morals, even though they only had nine players on the field, and they went all out to get an equalizer.
Although there will always be the occasional game where everything goes wrong and gets out of hand, the mentality of the Tottenham players was impressive.
You can’t help but believe that Spurs under Postecoglou will have great success after seeing how they did.