The resurgence of Gareth Bale – Welsh superstar refuses to call it quits

The resurgence of Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale moved back to his Tottenham Hotspur last summer in a shock loan move. (Credit: Jon Candy)

Having grabbed his first Premier League hat-trick since December 2012, Gareth Bale continued his resurgence with another ruthless display on Sunday against Sheffield United.

Bale was announced in the starting line-up against the Blades having been disappointed to only make the bench for the EFL Cup final a week before. The Wales international showcased his class by netting three goals as Spurs swept aside an already relegated Sheffield United.

Bale also scored in his last Premier League appearance, curing an effort past the helpless Jon McCarthy in a 2-1 win over Southampton at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

Throughout the season many had claimed that the four-time Champions League winner was finished with Bale at times only showing glimpses of the player many had been accustomed to seeing at White Hart Lane and the Santiago Bernabeu.

Despite this, the player has continued to prove his doubters wrong having scored 14 goals in 31 appearances in what has been a whirlwind season for The Lilywhites.

Bale also displayed his talents on the international scene having assisted four goals in six appearances since September, showcasing his importance in a now youthful Wales side.

The Cardiff-born forward looks destined to be returning to the Spanish capital next season, having said publicly that staying at Tottenham beyond this season looks unlikely. However, with his relationship with the Madrid spectators on the ropes, it looks as though Bale may opt for a change of scenery having spent the majority of his career in London or Madrid.

With Euro 2020 just around the corner, Bale has found his form at just the right time and Wales manager Rob Page will be hoping that the former Galatico will be able to inspire a nation similar to how the 31-year-old did at the tournament in 2016.