3 Feb 2012

Graeme Souness: Tottenham's Gareth Bale has 'ridiculous ability'...

During his playing career, Liverpool legend Graeme Souness played alongside some fantastically talented players, and according to the combative midfielder, Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle is as good as any of them.

In an interview with TalkSport, Souness enthused:

"He [Hoddle] was a star.

"He had ridiculous ability, and in terms of sheer talent, he was up there with anyone you want to name.

"You could not give him a yard anywhere near your box though because he would always get something on target with power and direction".

For many flair players, defensive duties are not top of the agenda, and according to Souness, it was the same for Hoddle:

"I don't think he liked the other side of the job; I think needed someone with him to take care of that.

"I always enjoyed playing against him because he was a big guy that I could get to".

Hoddle recently argued that Spurs have 'as strong a squad as anyone, except now Manchester City'. That's a view that Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher seems to agree with, as he told the Official Liverpool FC website earlier today:

"Spurs have probably been the most impressive team in the league for me this season. I know they aren't top but they're great to watch. They play great football, very fast paced and they certainly showed that against us at White Hart Lane.

"We realise we're playing against one of the best teams in the league and it's going to be very difficult. But we have proved in the last two home games – against the two teams above Tottenham [in the table] – that we're more than a match for anyone in the country".

Let's hope he's right. Roll on Monday!

Jaimie Kanwar


  1. Attacking-wise, Spurs is far superior to either Manc club. Parker and Modric just have an impeccable sense of positioning and distribution such that it enables Bale and van der Vaart to do the necessary damage. Even Toure and Barry aren't Scott Parker and neither Silva nor Nasri possess Modric's range of passing. The key is to shut down the Parker/Modric axis, but they take so little touches each time they get the ball it's difficult.

  2. I'm a season ticket holder at Spurs and think that this could be a great game on Monday!  Obviously I hope we win but I really hope that along with us you claim a champions league place and not big spending arrogant Chelsea or the seriuosly over rated Arsenal!

  3. cry about it.

  4. Im wondering whether Liverpool would prefer for them to win monday and Man U win the league or them lose Monday night and Spurs win the league? Just wondered which one would be happier for them?