Watch: Gareth Bale skips past three Man City players with brilliant skill
Despite starting on the bench for Tottenham‘s game against Manchester City, Gareth Bale was still able to deliver a timely reminder of his ability.
After falling down the pecking order at Real Madrid, Bale decided to return to Tottenham on a season-long loan deal ahead of 2020-21.
The Wales international has failed to live up to expectations during his second spell at the club, registering one goal in seven Premier League appearances.
“We all know the difficulties that he had for a couple of seasons,” Jose Mourinho said in January. “We all know that he arrived injured, we all know that even this season [he is] a little bit up and down with small things.
“The most important thing for him is to be consistent in training, at high intensity without any problems, and when a player is consistent in training then the player is ready, not to be given minutes but to earn minutes. That’s a different thing.”
With Spurs trailing 3-0 following Rodri’s penalty and an Ilkay Gundogan brace, Bale was brought on in the 72nd minute.
The 31-year-old couldn’t reduce the deficit but did showcase his brilliant skills, beating three City players before forcing a save from Ederson.