Could Gareth Bale make his second Tottenham debut this weekend against West Ham?
The Welshman made an emotional return to Spurs this summer, joining on loan from Real Madrid. However, he arrived with a knee injury and has had to sit and watch Jose Mourinho’s side make a steady start to the campaign with seven points from their opening four matches.
He didn’t travel for international duty last week, remaining in north London to recover from his injury.
And it seems he’s close to a return to action.
On Monday, Bale posted a one-minute clip of him looking rather sharp at Hotspur Way. During training drills, Bale scored numerous goals past Joe Hart and even led to Jose Mourinho shouting ‘C’mon ‘keeper!".
And according to Football London’s Alasdair Gold, everyone at the club is very impressed with what they’ve seen from Bale so far.
“Staff and players are blown away by what he’s been doing in training. I’m told he’s been on “another level” at Hotspur Way this week,” Gold said.
“There’s a hope that he could be ready to play some part against West Ham after the international break. We know what he can do against the Hammers!”
Watch out, West Ham.
They could be facing a front-three of Bale, Son-Heung Min and Harry Kane at the weekend.
Spurs may have started the season with a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Everton but they’ve recovered well. They were very unfortunate to draw 1-1 with Newcastle thanks to a last-minute VAR decision against them, before thrashing Southampton 5-2 and Manchester United 6-1.
After the questionable starts made to the season by Manchester City and Liverpool, there’s no reason why Spurs can be dreaming of doing the unthinkable and winning the Premier League this season.
At least, that’s what Bale is dreaming of according to his agent, Jonathan Barnett.
When asked about Bale's ambitions during his second stint at Tottenham, Barnett told Sky Sports: "Win the Premier League, without a doubt.
"Tottenham have got a good squad, a great coach and with Gareth's help I'm sure they will get very close. You only have to see the results from last week to see that it's open.
"It kills me to say that because I'm an Arsenal supporter, but that's the reality.
"He has nothing to prove to anybody. He's won more than anybody else. He was one of the best three or four players in the world and I think he still is.
"If he succeeds, great, if not, he's been there and done it. But I think he will succeed."
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