When Gareth Bale was unplayable: remembering his golden 2012/13 at Tottenham

Gareth Bale celebrates 2012-13

“This year, the player who’s impressed me most is not actually playing in the Champions League,” said Zinedine Zidane in April 2013. “He’s playing in the ‘other cup’ (Europa League), and that’s Gareth Bale.

“He is unique; he makes things look easy, his pace is frightening,” gushed the Real Madrid icon, adding that Bale was “not far off” Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. 

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