Dawson: Bale is up there with the best
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Tottenham captain Michael Dawson thinks there is no better player in the world right now than Gareth Bale.
Bale scored his 49th goal for Tottenham on Sunday to help his team to a morale-boosting 2-1 derby win over Arsenal at White Hart Lane.
The strike against the Gunners was his 20th of a fine season, which has seen him compared to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Some critics, including Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, claim Bale is not in the same class as Ronaldo, who has scored 33 goals for Madrid this season, and three-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi, but Dawson disagrees.
"Gaz is up there with Ronaldo and Messi in terms of ability - he's one of the best players in the world at the moment, and probably the best in the world for me right now," Dawson said in a promotional interview for Topman.
"Some of the things he does would have Ronaldo blush. His goal this season against Norwich where he picked the ball up in his own half and dribbled past all those players before having the calm and composure to put in the bottom corner... He's been brilliant and credit to him."