After watching Gareth Bale play against Sheffield United on Sunday, one thing was abundantly clear – the Welshman is a deadly finisher.
As WhoScored shows, Tottenham’s No.9 had six shots in total, getting five of them on target while scoring three goals – a clinical display, to say the least.
On that note, clinical is not a word many would use to describe his teammate, Erik Lamela.
He was widely expected to be Bale’s replacement.
However, Bale has embarrassed Lamela since returning to north London.
In what sense? Well, after Sunday’s hat-trick, Bale has now scored more goals for Tottenham since the start of the 2012/13 campaign than Lamela has scored in total for Spurs.
That comes despite the fact that Bale was playing for Real Madrid during Lamela’s first seven years at Tottenham.
It’s pretty embarrassing for Lamela that Bale has outscored his total tally for Tottenham in roughly a season-and-a-half of football.
Of course, Bale is a world-class footballer, and also a much better player than Lamela.
Hopefully, Bale’s fine form can motivate Lamela to up his game.