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Gareth Bale is Tottenham's best player. There is no denying this fact. Therefore, this article cannot go on without addressing this first and foremost.
In order for Tottenham to win a title in two years, Bale must be a part of the picture.
If the Spurs cannot manage to keep its Welsh superstar, then fans may as well forget about a Premier League title in the near future.
With Bale, Tottenham can win games. Defenses focus on him, and he creates chances for not only himself but his teammates as well.
But without Bale? Take a look at the match against Inter Milan in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League.
Bale was suspended because he accumulated two yellow cards. The Spurs went into the match holding a 3-0 lead over the Italian giants. But they simply could not keep it. By the 75th minute, William Gallas had scored an own goal and made the score 3-3 on aggregate.
If it wasn't for Emmanuel Adebayor's lucky goal in extra time, Tottenham would be out of the Europa League.
The bottom line is that Tottenham still lost this match 1-4 ,despite going in with a 3-0 lead. The team could not adjust without Bale, and if he does in fact leave this summer, it will not be easy to replace him.
The Spurs need Bale if they want to make a believable run for the title in two years.