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Phil Neville praises Gareth Bale's improvement

Neville praises improved Bale
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Phil Neville claims that Gareth Bale is one of the best left-wingers in Europe ahead of Everton's match with Tottenham Hotspur.

Everton's Phil Neville has praised Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gareth Bale's progress in the past 12 months ahead of Wednesday's match between the two sides.

Bale is likely to be lining up against Neville on the left wing and the former Manchester United defender believes that he will be facing a much-improved opponent.

Neville said: "[In] Bale I see a better player than the one from last season. He is adding things to his game and doing now that he wasn't 12 months ago.

"Teams have tried to block him on the flanks but he has started coming into the middle, scoring lots of goals. He is maturing into an outstanding left-winger, probably the best in the Premier League if not in Europe. We are going to have to be at our best to stop him."

Spurs can move level on points with Manchester United if they beat Everton at White Hart Lane tonight.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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