Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe admits he hasn't been surprised by the success of Gareth Bale.

Defoe always believe in the Welshman.

"I don't think he has surprised me to be honest, he is a great player and what he has done over the past couple of months has been unbelievable," Defoe said of Bale.

"Even when he was at Southampton I always thought back then that he was special and it was always a matter of time until he cold make that step up into the Premier League and do the same.

"He has realised that he is a good finisher - in fact he is a great finisher with a great left foot. When things aren't going well in a game he can just take the ball, beat two players and score. I think he has got 16 league goals, that is amazing."