While watching the UEFA Supercup match against Sevilla last night, I found myself carousing at the performance that was being put on by Gareth Bale. Even Cristiano Ronaldo, who was the star of last night’s game on paper, was not in as good form as the Welsh wizard.
Bale has been in great form all preseason, and the fact that he’s had the opportunity to get a head start on preparations for the season (unlike last season) is really showing. He’s at full fitness and is running with pace and longevity. He’s dribbling with skill, he’s striking the ball amazingly and he’s clearly full of confidence.
I’m really looking forward to seeing Bale play throughout this season, now that he’s settled at the club. Soon, I believe he will be right up there with the Ronaldos, Messis and Suarezes of the game, and I expect him to return with at least 30 goals this season, plus a good assist count. In fact, he may even be in line for the Balon D’Or in the near future.