Tottenham legend Villa: Bale now in Ronaldo, Messi class

Tottenham legend Ricky Villa rates Gareth Bale in the same class as Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
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Tottenham legend Ricky Villa rates Gareth Bale in the same class as Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Villa is already a big fan of the Welshman.

"I don't want to get carried away," said the Spurs legend, in London to launch his book. "But you can mention him in the same breath as Messi and Ronaldo because of what he did against such experienced defenders like Lucio and Maicon."