The question is not if, but rather how much and what we see in the minutes Gareth Bale does play on Sunday for Tottenham Hotspur after a sizable layoff.
If you are a Tottenham fan or even just a casual Spurs supporter, you must be excited about the return of Gareth Bale. Having left Spurs in search of silverware at Madrid, now he is back to help bring silverware home to N17 and Hotspur fans everywhere.
Expectations should be tempered and as any good coach would, Jose Mourinho is working to do just that in his barbs with the media, while Tottenham Hotspur twitter, is adding to the speculation that we will finally see Bale play on Sunday, with the classic provocative eye tweet.
Barring some unexpected set-back, the odds are Gareth Bale is going to play on Sunday against West Ham United, so what we want to know is how much is Bale going to play and what should we be looking for from the Welch marksman?
Enough, that is how much. Now how much is enough is a different story and only Jose Mourinho and Bale know for sure. What is likely is even if Gareth starts, he is not going to play for 90 minutes. The is just too much riding on his return to risk him by playing him 90 minutes when he has played so little football for the last year really.