After scoring a hat trick against Aston Villa yesterday, AVB declared the winger one of the best players in the world:
To be honest, Gareth Bale does it have it kinda easy coming from Wales and all. The only thing that could ruin his growing reputation now is a scandal like if we found him dead from exhaustion, balls deep inside a farm animal. Or basically any other normal night out in Cardiff."He is up there with the best," Villas-Boas said."He is showing tremendous skills and he is improving every day - he is such a young player - and helping the team. He is one of our major assets."