Newcastle boss Pardew: Bale great example to any frozen out youngster

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has paid tribute to Tottenham star Gareth Bale.

Bale struck twice in victory over Toon on Saturday.

Pardew said: "If you picked a world XI, there's no doubt in my mind that he plays left midfield or even left-back.

"It's amazing, really, when you think about his career, because he sat here for two years more or less doing nothing.

"He's a great example to players that actually there's always time. Just keep working and the opportunity and the confidence comes and you can find your way. And fair play to him."

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