Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Gareth Bale has spectacularly hit back at the criticism he drew in Spain as Jermain Defoe has officially retired from the game
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Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Gareth Bale has fought back claims by a Spanish journalist that he has become a “parasite”. real Madrid.
Bale fired Wales to a 2-1 win over Austria in the semi-finals of the World Cup play-offs, taking them to a finals for the first time in 64 years. The ex-Spurs ace scored two stunning goals – one in each half – before Wales endured moments of anxiety after Marcel Sabitzer’s deflected shot halved the deficit.
However, when asked about his commitment in Spain, Bale has now emphatically expressed himself. It comes as former Spurs forward Jermain Defoe has officially retired from the game and Harry Kane is leading the tributes to him.
And ex-Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson has blasted Son Heung-min over an incident in Tottenham’s 3-1 win west ham.
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Son Heung-min was told his reaction to West Ham’s Kurt Zouma scoring after a stray pass was “pathetic”.
Football.London reports that the incident happened when Zouma hit the ball towards the corner flag, hitting Son on his way and knocking him over. The South Korean then raised his hands as if to question the defender before Sergio Reguilon was caught in some sort of riot.
And former Spurs ace Robinson has slammed Son for his actions, who has hinted he has set a bad example for young players playing the game.
Defo is retiring
England captain Hary Kane has led the tributes to Jermain Defoe after the ex-Spurs forward withdrew from the game.
Defoe scored over 200 goals in 600 games over a 22-year career, scoring three times for the north London club. And ChronicleLive reports that after announcing his decision to retire from gaming, Kane has revealed the impact Defoe has had on his own career.
The Spurs forward also gave special thanks for a thing he gave Kane in his early days.
Bale responds to ‘parasite’ claim
Gareth Bale has responded perfectly after being labeled a ‘parasite’ by a journalist in Spain.
The former Spurs striker continues to face ridicule during his time at Real Madrid, with the Daily Star reporting that Spanish publication Marca cracked down on the Wales international by labeling him a ‘parasite’. But Bale was in stunning form as Wales beat Austria 2-1 in their World Cup play-off semi-final.
Bale came into the game with doubts about his fitness after missing Sunday’s El Clasico between Real Madrid and Real Madrid Barcelona but his two goals gave his side victory – and provided the perfect response to the criticism he was receiving in Spain.
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