Berbatov: Bale one of best in world

March 9, 2011 - 0:0

Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov has lauded his former Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Gareth Bale as ""one of the best players in the world''.

Bale, who made a name around Europe after scoring a hat-trick at the San Siro in October, is in line to face AC Milan in the Champions League at White Hart Lane tonight, with Spurs holding a 1-0 advantage, after recovering from injury.
Harry Redknapp's side are again pushing for a top-four place this season and United striker Berbatov is delighted to see his old club doing so well.
""Their position doesn't surprise me. When I was there I was aware of the young talent that is now their major asset - players like Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale have matured and become great players, '' Berbatov told United's website.
""When I was there Bale was a talented teenager, now he's one of the best players in the world. I saw he had potential. He trained hard and was pushing to be involved.
""I'm glad they kept faith in him - other teams were interested in buying him - now they're reaping the rewards.''
(Source: Soccernet)