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Where will Gareth Bale fit in at Spurs?

Where will Gareth Bale fit in at Spurs?

With Gareth Bale signing with Tottenham Hotspur on loan from Real Madrid for the season, plenty of questions have arised over where the Welshman will play in Jose Mourinho's team.

The four-time UEFA Champions League winner is willing to play anywhere across the front-line for Spurs as he aims to help the club win trophies.

Real Madrid will be paying half of Bale's wages during the season, with him being ecstatic to finally be in contention to actually play some football again, after being left on the bench for numerous seasons under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.

The 31-year-old has made it clear that since he his move to Spain, he has matured into a different player from the one he was at Spurs in 2013.

Speaking with Sky Sports, he said that he can play "Anywhere across the front."

He added that he is "comfortable on the right where I have played most of my career, behind the striker where I have played a lot, and I've played on the left a lot".

However, he also claimed that he is "not the 20-year-old who sprints 90 yards down the touchline every two seconds".

"You learn the game more. When you are younger, you want to impress and go at 100 percent all the time."

"But when you have the experience you can manage yourself, manage the game and manage the situations you find yourself in."

In Mourinho's current system, the team is filled with wingers that could play either side of Harry Kane, with Mourinho preferring to start Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura to the other options in Erik Lamela and Steven Bergwijn.

Mourinho can slot Bale in front if Kane needs to rest, and he can also play him ahead of Moura on the right.

However, with Son reportedly injured from the Newcastle United draw, it seems as if Bale might have come to the club at the perfect time, filling in the void left by the South Korean.

With the numerous games that Tottenham have this season, Bale might be a very helpful acquisition for Mourinho, especially with his experience both in English football and in European competitions.


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