Vertonghen: Andros is new Bale

Jan Vertonghen believes Andros Townsend can become the 'new Gareth Bale' after the winger's dream start to the season.

Last Updated: 21/10/13 at 15:32 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Jose Mourinho: Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona for rest of career

Post comment

Lionel Messi will end his career at Barcelona, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes.

Transfer news: Leicester striker Chris Wood joins Ipswich Town on loan

Post comment

Ipswich have signed striker Chris Wood on loan from Leicester until the end of the season.

All Articles

Townsend: Stunning couple of weeks for t

Townsend: Stunning couple of weeks for t

Jan Vertonghen believes Andros Townsend can become the 'new Gareth Bale' after the Tottenham winger's dream start to the season.

Townsend starred during England's World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland at Wembley to help them reach the World Cup in Brazil next summer.

The 22-year-old then penned a new long-term deal at White Hart Lane and capped off an extraordinary week by scoring in Tottenham's 2-0 Premier League win at Aston Villa on Sunday to take them within three points of leaders Arsenal.

And Belgium international Vertonghen feels the youngster can eventually reach the same level as Bale, who joined Real Madrid in a record £85million deal this summer.

"I think Andros can be our new Gareth Bale," said defender Vertonghen. "He has so much pace and technique and skills, and he can do it with both feet. I hope he can keep going like this and he can even be our best player.

"Can he reach the same level as Bale? Maybe one day, if he keeps working - and he will. He's young. In two or three years I think he can go to that level, yes.

"I remember playing against him in training last year. Sometimes I played left-back so I played against him when he was on the right wing in training, and I never liked playing against him.

"He's 100 per cent professional and I like him as a person as well so I'm very happy he's doing this well."


New Sky Bet customers: Claim free £5 bet every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Shearer comparisons delight Kane

Harry Kane is delighted to be compared to former England hitmen Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham, and admits that he bases his game upon the pair.

West Ham 1-3 Crystal Palace: Glenn Murray scores two, then sent off

Glenn Murray scored twice and was sent off as Crystal Palace won 3-1 at West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.

Herrera aims to learn from Scholes

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has said that he 'has a lot to learn' from club legend Paul Scholes, and that he is happy to play where he is needed.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company