Villas-Boas praises 'influential' Bale
- From the section Football
Andre Villas-Boas is full of admiration for the "influential" Gareth Bale after his hat-trick helps Tottenham to a 4-0 win at Aston Villa.
Jermain Defoe opened the scoring before the Welshman's hat-trick topped off a dominant second-half display and lift Spurs up to fourth in the Premier League.
Villas-Boas says the "deserved victory" was important for Spurs as they bid for a place in the Champions League next season.