High praise for Tottenham star

Riise: Bale is world's best left winger

November 10, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Norway full-back John Arne Riise believes that Gareth Bale currently stands alone as the best left-sided player in world football.

Bale, 22, was crowned PFA Player of the Year in April after starring for Tottenham in the Premier League and Champions League last season, and the winger has continued to be an integral player for both club and country this season - helping Wales to climb from 117th to 45th in the FIFA world rankings.

Riise's club Fulham came up against ...

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