Last night Gareth Bale was crowned the Professional Footballer’s Association Player of the Year at a ceremony in London.
It has been a remarkable year for the 21-year-old Welshman who has become the 4th Tottenham player to win the award after Pat Jennings, Clive Allen and David Ginola.
On accepting the award he said: “I am more than delighted really. It’s a massive award and it is a great honour to receive, especially from other fellow professionals.”
It is a remarkable achievement when you consider he had struggled for form and fitness since his arrival from Southampton in 2007.
Harry backs Bale for greatness.
Speaking last night after the award ceremony Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was full of praise for his newly crowned PFA player of the year.
He said: “It is great for him, he deserves it. It is a great award for him to win and I could not be more pleased. He has been brilliant, I am really pleased for him and he is a nice lad, which is the most important thing.”
Redknapp was then asked if he can establish himself as a Spurs legend and he replied. “Yeah, sure he can. He is already on the way to doing that.”
Gomes: We must keep star duo.
The Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has urged the club to retain the services of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric next season but insists others will emerge if they were to leave.
There has been increased speculation over recent weeks with both being linked so various clubs throughout Europe.
He told Sky Sports: “If they go then other players will come. But maybe that won’t be the same, because Bale and Modric know how the club works. So at the moment it is important the club keep them, but if not we need to move on.”