BREAKING NEWS: Redknapp Confirms Bale OUT of Milan Trip

By on February 12, 2011

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed tonight that Gareth Bale will miss the trip to Italy for their Champions League first league against AC Milan with a back injury.

So there will be no repeat of the heroics the Welshman produced on his last appearance at the San Siro, which saw him score a hat-trick against Inter Milan in the group stages. Redknapp said:

“Gareth is not too far away. He’s not going to be fit, I don’t think, for Tuesday, but he’s not too bad.

“The specialists have seen it, he’s had an epidural injection. Peter Crouch has had the same problem and he is fine – in fact, his back looked a lot worse on the scan.

“He shouldn’t be too long, but Tuesday may be just a bit too soon for him.

“You saw what Gareth did against Inter Milan, when he terrorised them, really, and that would be in their minds an awful lot, I’m sure, if you asked them.

“Everybody in Italy talks about Bale – I went over and watched a game and everyone was asking me: ‘Is Bale fit? Is Bale fit?’

“He would scare them to death, for sure.”