He’s the new Ronaldo! Tottenham boss AVB heaps praise on Bale

André Villas-Boas says Gareth Bale is worthy of comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo after he fired Tottenham to victory over Lyon

The Sport Review staff

André Villas-Boas believes that Gareth Bale is worthy of comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo after the winger fired Tottenham to victory over Lyon on Thursday.

Bale struck two stunning free-kicks either side of Samuel Umtiti’s equaliser at White Hart Lane to give Spurs a slender advantage in their Europa League last-32 tie ahead of next week’s return leg.

The 23-year-old Welshman has now netted all of Tottenham’s last six goals after an impressive few weeks.

And the Tottenham coach was gushing with praise for the winger after Thursday’s late victory.

When asked if Bale was comparable to Ronaldo, Villas Boas replied: “Yes, he’s going through a great individual moment, scoring lots of goals for the team.

“I think it’s his best goal-scoring season for Tottenham. You just see that the player is really enjoying his football and taking a buzz out of it.

“We’ve seen him score three in two games from this situation and there is that possibility, there is an expectation because the player strikes it well and anything can happen, most likely a goal is likely to happen.”

The Sport Review

MORE: Get TREBLE the odds on any sports bet. T&Cs apply

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

The Sport Review
Man Utd v Man City, West Ham v Chelsea: Betting tips, enhanced odds and kick-off time
The Sport Review
The ultimate 28 day transformation challenge
The Sport Review
Ballon d’Or 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo and Man Utd stars among top 11 favourites to win award
The Sport Review
Conor McGregor: 31 of the Notorious MMA’s most-memorable Instagram photos
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Chelsea player wages 2016: Can you guess how much each Chelsea player earns?
The Sport Review
Philippe Coutinho: 27 photos of Liverpool playmaker’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho comes down hard on his Man Utd players after Chelsea defeat
The Sport Review
Jamie Redknapp delivers verdict on Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Tottenham
The Sport Review
Stan Wawrinka gets first Basel win in five years – beating valiant fellow Swiss Chiudinelli