Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says Gareth Bale deserves to be named Player of the Year.

Bale struck twice in victory at West Ham United last night.

When asked if he felt Bale could win the player of the year award AVB replied: "I think so, it would be truly deserved, but not up to me to make that consideration.

"But you have to recognise he's having a tremendous season. So probably a contender, he is for us, hopefully he can get there.

"He is a great, great talent and to see him keep trying in the last minute exemplifies the talent that he is.

"Taking the ball, receiving it, getting fouled in between, getting up - he has got stick for staying down - but he gets up and gets on with business and managed to score a great goal."