Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale has stated that his former club should consider giving manager Andre Villas-Boas more time in order to get results. The Portuguese is under fire after a string of poor results that has left the club close to the bottom half of the table. They have been struggling a lot to score goals this campaign. Even though the defensive record is much better than last season, they are struggling to move up the table as a result of the struggles in front of goal. Summer signing Roberto Soldado was brought to the club for £ 26 million, but he has not been a great goal scorer so far.

Bale contributed much of Tottenham’s goals last season and he has continued where he has left off at Real Madrid as well. He recently scored a hat-trick to help the club to a fine 4-0 win in the league. Bale was made into an attacking left winger by Harry Redknapp, but it was Villas-Boas who transformed him into an attacking midfielder with a free role. This in turn had a huge effect on his career because he scored numerous goals before securing a world record move to Real Madrid for £ 86 million.

“He should be given time as he is a great manager, he showed that last year. They are going through a little bit of a bad patch but I am sure he is a good enough manager to pull everybody through and get out the other side and go on a bit of a good run, and hopefully catch up the rest and have a good season. They have been playing some good stuff but they have been very unlucky in front of goal,” said Bale.

Villas-Boas has been praised by Bale as a great manager.