Bale good enough for Brazil, claims Tottenham teammate Sandro

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro has paid compliment to the ability of winger Gareth Bale by insisting the Wales international would be good enough to play for Brazil, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Sandro was speaking after Bale scored his first-ever Premier League hat-trick in Tottenham’s 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on Boxing Day, a result that took Spurs above Everton in fourth place. Andre Villas-Boas’ men leapfrogged David Moyes’ charges by virtue of having scored 34 league goals this season to Everton’s 32, Bales’ treble proving invaluable in what is a tight race for the Champions League places.

The goals also took Bale into double figures for the season, having played 22 games for his club, averaging almost a goal every other game so far in the current campaign. Bale has also scored three times for Wales since the start of the 2012/13 term, giving him a combined total of 13 goals in 26 games. Last season, for club and country, Bale managed 15 goals in 47 games, a ratio he is on course to beat.

Sandro said: “Gareth Bale’s great. He is one of the best in the world, I am happy to play with him. To have him in my Brazilian team, I would like that. But he was born in Wales – a shame!

I play with good players, but Bale is one of the top, he’s one of the very best. He has everything – he’s comfortable with the ball, quick, clever and strong too.

We see Gareth play when you train with him and can tell how good he is. He’s so good, it is easy to talk about him because he is a great player, a great guy as well, so he can enjoy the moment.

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