"He drove me mad in training. Technically, he was outstanding but he always seemed to be playing with his hair. It was never right. He'd be flicking the fringe or wiping it out of his eyes and I would be going quietly mad, just watching. 'Gareth, leave your barnet alone! Gareth! Stop touching your hair!'"
-- Harry Redknapp on coaching Gareth Bale at
Tottenham, from an excerpt of Redknapp's autobiography, in which he also complains that Bale "was always getting a little knock in training, too. He'd go down then limp off and I always thought the
physios made too much fuss of him. (Daily