Date: 23rd January 2007 at 11:20am
Written by:

SOUTHAMPTON legend Matthew Le Tissier believes Bale should stay at Saints.

Speaking in the Daily Mail, the Saints ‘icon’ spoke about Bale being better than Rooney and that if he wants an example about why he shouldn’t move he should look no further than Theo Walcott.

He said: ‘I have seen Gareth and spoken to people at the club and they are very excited about his talent. Manager George Burley has even said he can go on and become the best left-back in the world and why not?

‘If he stays, the club can build on that and add a few new players to bolster their push for a play-off place. Then he could well end up in the Premiership next season anyway.’

‘His free-kicks are top class and when he doesn’t score he is not far off at all. That is a great sign. I’d be pleased with some of them myself, Gareth is an amazing talent and, of course, bigger clubs are interested in him. But look at Theo Walcott.

‘He’s getting the odd run-out but he’s not playing week in, week out and at that age you need games to continue your learning curve.

‘Gareth is playing every week in a league were it is hard and he should continue to do so to add to his football education.’

Join Vital Saints

It’s easy to register for Vital Saints, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board

To visit the Vital Saints message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Saint.