"Sure, they have plenty of other good players in the team. I like Mousa Dembele, although he does not seem to be creating as much as he did at Fulham.
"And I’ve been impressed with Lewis Holtby since he arrived from Schalke. So I’m not saying Spurs are a one-man team. Far from it. But that doesn’t change the fact that Bale is their most important player.
"He brings so much to the game: width, pace, power, control, finishing, crossing ability.
"And he has the ability to change games. West Ham had started really well against Tottenham last Monday and then Bale popped up and scored.
"It was a clever goal, too. The way he delayed his shot and took the ball one way then hit it the other to wrong-foot the goalkeeper.
"Everybody was talking about his second goal, which won the game for Spurs, but I thought the first showed a great deal of intelligence."