Ian Wright has praised the ability Gareth Bale showed to net his second goal of Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Burnley on Sunday.

Bale also laid on Harry Kane’s strike to cap his best performance since his return to Spurs.

Wright feels Bale made his second goal look easy because his first touch gave him so much time to finish.

The BBC pundit says the Welshman made a difficult skill look simple and deserves high praise.

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“Gareth Bale – I was happy for him,” said Wright on his Wrighty’s House Podcast. “The second goal he scored, he made it look so easy.

“The first touch and the way he set it up, everyone’s like ‘oh yeah, look how much time he had’. The way he controlled it with the outside of his foot – that’s not easy.


“People who control it with the outside of their foot and aren’t that talented miscontrol it. If you love football, appreciate football royalty because that’s what he is.

“The Prince of Wales! The way he kills that ball dead is football royalty. It’s just done instantly and goal.”

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Bale offered an overdue reminder of his class on Sunday after a very slow opening few months to his loan spell.

That’s four straight games now where he has performed well.

He needs to get fit enough to start every game now – that’s his next challenge.

Otherwise, it will be a case of Jose Mourinho deciding whether to prioritise Europa League or Premier League games in terms of Bale’s involvement.

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