Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp hailed Gareth Bale’s performance in the 3-1 Champions League win over Inter, but insisted the player was not for sale.
Bale again stole the show on Tuesday night as he inspired Spurs to an impressive 3-1 win over the holders in the Champions League.
The Welsh wide man followed up his hat-trick in the San Siro with an impressive display of power and pace to destroy Inter.
“He can cross, his left foot is great on the run, he can shoot, dribble, head it, he’s got everything.”
His performances have fuelled speculation linking him with a move to some of Europe’s top clubs, with Inter, Real Madrid and Barcelona all thought to be keeping tabs on Bale.
However, Redknapp insists Spurs can keep hold of the player as they are under no pressure to sell him.
“As far as selling him goes, the people who own Tottenham are not poor people,” said Redknapp. “They don’t need to sell him
“I don’t think Gareth needs to go anywhere else to play his football.
“He needs to stay here at White Hart Lane.”
Inter president Massimo Moratti confirmed Inter would be interested in Bale after the 21-year-old scored a hat-trick at San Siro and, after coach Rafa Benitez said he would be able to find a place for him in the side.
“If he plays like today, why not? I think he was doing well away in the first game and he was doing well today when he had the space,” he said. “We knew that if he has the space, it is difficult to stop him because he has pace.”
After the game, Bale was modest about his form.
“I’m just trying to keep my feet on the ground, work hard in training and do well in games and enjoy my football,” he said. “I’m happy at the moment.”
Bale said confidence throughout the team had improved after his San Siro hat-trick.
“We all had the belief that we could hurt Inter and we showed that,” he said.
“We were unlucky to go down to 10 in the San Siro. With 11 men on the pitch, we know what we can do.”