Gareth Bale leaves Tottenham staff surprised by actions in training

Tottenham staff have reportedly been blown away by Gareth Bale after the Welsh star began full training for the first time since his loan move from Real Madrid.

The 31-year-old made an emotional return to his former club last month, but has yet to feature due to the fact he was carrying a niggling injury upon his arrival in north London.

He has been working hard behind the scenes, however, and has continued his rehabilitation after being left out of the Wales squad during the international break.

And according to Football London, both players and staff have been hugely impressed by what they have seen from Bale over the past week or so.

It is said both his drive and quality have been first-class, and that he is proving an inspiration for some of the younger members of the team such as winger Jack Clarke and midfielder Harvey White.

It remains to be seen whether Bale will be available to make his second debut for Spurs in their Premier League clash against West Ham on October 18, but he certainly already looks to be having a huge influence off the pitch.

Meanwhile, Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett has slammed the media for their representation of his client in recent times.

The player became something of a figure of fun during the latter period of his time at Madrid, and was often mocked for his perceived lack of Spanish along with the amount of time he spent on the golf course.

In an interview with talkSPORT, Barnett said: "The press in Spain and in England really look to knock their superstars down.

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"We’ve got a very down press in Britain and I think what they did with Gareth was an example of it.

"Instead of shouting how great he is and taking his side, they come out with some of the most ridiculous things.

"Things like he’s suffering because he cannot speak Spanish. Well it’s written by somebody who knows nothing because he does speak Spanish.

"These little things they write without checking their facts is pretty disgraceful."

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