Tottenham’s Gareth Bale is like Cristiano Ronaldo – Harry Redknapp

QPR manager Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale is the "best left winger in the world"

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
harry redknapp
Harry Redknapp was unveiled as QPR's new manager in November Photo: The Sport Review

harry redknapp

Harry Redknapp has compared Gareth Bale to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, insisting the Tottenham man is “the best left winger in the world”.

The 23-year-old has impressed over the past week after scoring the winners for Tottenham against Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.

Bale continued his goal-scoring exploits for Wales on Wednesday, with the former Southampton youth graduate netting as Chris Coleman’s men beat Austria in a friendly.

QPR manager Redknapp worked with Bale during his three-and-a-half year reign at Spurs, giving the midfielder a chance to stake a first-team place at White Hart Lane.

And the Hoops boss ranks Bale as one of the best in the world, adding the Welsh wizard is in the same class of former Manchester United star Ronaldo.

“He’s got everything. He’s like Ronaldo. He’s six foot two, massive strong, head it, run, shoot with both feet, dribble. He’s missing nothing. He’s a great lad.

“He’s not a striker. He plays where he plays. He can play anywhere.

“He’d be the best left back in the world if he went there again. Best attacking left back but he’s the best left winger in the world.”

Bale has scored 42 goals in 187 appearances for Tottenham after completing a £7m move to Spurs from the Saints in 2007.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Nitto ATP Finals: Edgy Federer goes 3/3, as debutant Sock survives Zverev thriller to reach SF
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Alexandre Lacazette sends message to Man United fans about Anthony Martial
The Sport Review
Nitto ATP Finals: Grigor Dimitrov dominates day of debutants to seal semi-final place
The Sport Review
Ian Wright claims 26-year-old is the man Arsenal have been missing