Southampton boss Adkins: Tottenham star Bale great role model

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is full of praise for Tottenham star Gareth Bale.

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is full of praise for Tottenham star Gareth Bale.

Bale returns to St Mary's Stadium on Sunday for the first time since he left the south-coast club for Tottenham.

"He is a very professional player," the Southampton manager said. "He looks after his lifestyle and he is reaping the rewards for doing that.

"He is a shining example of how professional you need to be to be successful at the top level."

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