Tottenham Hotspur defeated Sheffield United comprehensively by four goals to nil thanks to the hat-trick from Garteh Bale. The Spurs are back to winning ways and are now placed at the fifth position ahead of Liverpool FC and Everton at the moment. After Jose Mourinho’s departure, this is Ryan Mason’s second win in charge.
Ryan Mason’s first game as interim head coach for Tottenham Hotspur was a tough one against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. However now he’s slowly trying to resurrect the team and at least get them to a UEFA Europa League finish.
At the heart of their performance was Gareth Bale. The prodigal son of White Hart Lane returned to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer transfer window from Real Madrid CF. Against Sheffield United Gareth Bale looked to be in fantastic touch and scored a scintillating hat-trick.
After facing problems with former manager Zinedine Zidane, Gareth Bale decided to make the switch back to his former club on a year-long loan. However, he has not been able to play as much as he would’ve liked due to some problems with Jose Mourinho.
The Welsh international secured his first goal with a smart flick in the 36th minute. Moreover, he also got his 50th Premier League goal just after halftime and then made it 3-0 after a devastating counterattack and he slotted the ball into the bottom corner.
“You have to take your chances when they come so I’m feeling good.I just needed to play games and get a run of games and I’m doing that now.I’m happy and when I’m happy I play well.”
Ryan Mason places his trust on Gareth Bale:
Now the question many Tottenham Hotspur fans asking that why wasn’t Gareth Bale given regular playing time under Jose Mourinho? Out of the 14 Premier League appearances he made under Jose Mourinho; eight were from the bench.
However here under Ryan Mason he has started in both Premier League games. In fact the only match that he has missed so far is the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
Ryan Mason praised the side for their efforts -“Last week was disappointing for everyone. We had a week where we could train and work on the players. We defended strongly as a team. Some of our play was absolutely outstanding.”
Jose Mourinho looked to be a little bit too careful with Gareth Bale. This seems to have not gone down well with him. Gareth Bale took a sly dig at Jose Mourinho and said that now Tottenham Hotspur were playing in their original style.
It’s the fact that we’re more on the front foot, we’re closer to the goal and you’re able to score more. We’re playing football the Tottenham way.” “I feel good, as said before I just needed to play games, to get a run of games and I’m doing that now.
“I’m happy and when I’m happy I normally play well. It was a great performance from the first whistle. I feel like we on the front foot and we pressed well, got hold of the ball, played some good football. It’s always nice to get another (hat-trick) ball. – Bale told Sky Sports