Gareth Bale produced a stunning display of attacking football in the recent 3-1 win for Wales over Iceland. This led to the praise from national team manager Chris Coleman, who said that Bale is one of the best players he has ever worked with in his managerial career.
The world’s most expensive player was at the heart of everything created by the national team. He officially assisted the first two goals, while scoring the third in a brilliant display. Bale has been improving with every match this campaign. He did not have a pre-season with both Tottenham and Real Madrid due to the protracted transfer saga in the summer.
Now, he is starting to have an influence in all areas of the pitch. He has been scoring on a regular basis for Real Madrid despite playing in a wide area. Coleman says that he predicted almost 2 years ago that Bale would to become one of the best players in the world. He was already having a lot of influence on the Tottenham team back then. The three goals scored by Wales is the first time that the team has done since the takeover by Coleman a few years ago. This result will certainly take the pressure of the manager, who has been unable to achieve a consistency in results.
"He was absolutely spectacular... I nearly asked him for his autograph at the end of the game!. He's one of the best players I've ever had the pleasure of working with. If you look at his age, he's got years left in him, so I'm going to enjoy him and whoever manages Wales after me is going to enjoy him. Wales should enjoy him, because as you can see he certainly enjoys playing for Wales... he's a patriotic Welshman,” said Coleman.