Bale toasts 'bubbly' Adebayor

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Gareth Bale has heaped praise on summer signings Emmanuel Adebayor and Scott Parker, saying the calibre of players brought in by Harry Redknapp in the recent transfer window, has given Tottenham a realistic chance of finishing in the top four this campaign.

Both players have made an impressive start to life at White Hart Lane, helping Spurs to maximum points from games against Wolves and Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League.

Adebayor, who moved to north London on a season-long loan from Manchester City, has hit the ground running with three goals in two games, including a brace in the 4-0 victory over Liverpool on Sunday.

"Adebayor is a great character," enthused Bale. "He gets along with everyone. He has lifted the spirits in the place.

"He is a good character to have in the dressing room and we need someone like that so it's a great addition to our squad and hopefully he can keep on going. He is a lively, bubbly character and it's great for him to be here. The longer he stays the better.

"On the pitch he has been fantastic. He can play the ball on the floor, in the air, and he has scored three goals in two games and that's exactly what we needed.


"He and Jermain Defoe have struck up a good partnership too and hopefully they can continue to do that."

The Welsh winger also paid tribute to Parker, after the England midfielder made a seamless transition into the Spurs side, and is already playing an integral part in the anchorman role.

"Scott is a leader," Bale continued. "He shows that on the pitch. He is aggressive and he plays with his heart on his sleeve.

"He rallies us up all before games and gets us motivated so they are two great signings for us and they have shown that already on the pitch. We have a better team now than last year.

"There is no doubt in the dressing room that we can finish in the top four. We showed how good we are against Liverpool and Wolves last weekend and in patches against Man Utd and Man City.

"We are all confident we can get in to the top four and I am sure that we will."

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