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Gareth Bale Would Be the Star of Any Team Bar Real Madrid and Barcelona

BR - The riposte to Gareth Bale's virtuosity has been a predictable one—that Tottenham are too reliant on him and thus a one-dimensional team destined to implode the moment he gets injured or makes his inevitable elevation to a bigger stage.

That's the answer we provide to genius these days. It's too indulgent and naive to heap praise upon praise—where there is an overwhelming positive we must always seek out a negative. The dark side of Bale's undeniable brilliance is that his very presence undermines the team around him.

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