Bale has scored seven goals in his last five matches for club and country, again leading to suggestions he is among the best players in the world.
"I think you have to recognise that. He is scoring lots of goals for the team and I think this is his best goalscoring season for Tottenham. You can see the player is enjoying his football and getting a buzz out of it.
"Once things like this happen, individual players keep their motivation high and they are able to help the team reach their objectives."