Andre Villas-Boas hails Gareth Bale as a "game-decider"

Villas-Boas hails Bale as a
© PA Photos
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre-Villas praises Gareth Bale following his winning goal in their 1-0 win over Southampton this afternoon.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has hailed Gareth Bale as a "game-decider" after the Welshman scored the winning goal in their 1-0 victory over Southampton this afternoon.

Bale's swerving effort was his 20th goal of the campaign and his Portuguese boss spoke glowingly of his contribution to the victory after the game.

"[Bale's goal] was a game-decider, a great moment of individual brilliance to decide the game," Villas-Boas told Sky Sports News.

"We kept pushing. Gareth played three different positions - striker, left, right - to try and get the best out of him.

"Southampton dealt with him well, they were well organised. But, last-gasp, there was a bit more space, perhaps because we were pushing for the winner."

Bale was crowned PFA Player of the Year earlier this week.

Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale scores against Southampton on May 4, 2013
Read Next:
Bale hails "massive" three points
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account