Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp was content with Gareth Bale's performance in the 4-2 loss at Bolton Wanderers, even if the Welshman failed to reach the heights of other recent displays.
Bale was in outstanding form against Internazionale in two Champions League outings, but was slightly more subdued at the Reebok Stadium.
However, Redknapp said after the loss:"There was nothing wrong with Gareth today. He was probably my best player.
"He had some fantastic runs and crossed a couple of great balls. If people had got on the end of them he could have made two or three goals.
"I do not expect the kid to keep doing miracles. He will have good days, bad days. He is a young lad, a left winger. He has been fantastic for us and is improving.
"He will be marked very tight and people will make it very difficult for him. They are not going to stand off him and let him do what he wants to do.
"That is what he has to cope with."