Plants v Zombies Player Profiles: Gareth Bale
With the week that he's having, we had to take a look at Gareth Bale and his record for scoring long-range stunners
With what many believe to be the most expensive transfer fee ever paid for a player hanging like a millstone around his neck, Gareth Bale's start to his career at Real Madrid looked to be getting off on the wrong foot. Injury, the odd poor performance and a lack of playing time was beginning to become a topic of discussion, which inevitably got round to the fact that they forked over a lot of dosh for him, and he was probably earning a fair wedge of cash too.
However, since he was able to overcome his injury and get consistent game time, he's looked a different player, and most notably in the last few weeks he's taking to slamming in some important and pretty amazing long range goals which have left both the fans and his teammates in disbelief. That was perhaps best exemplified by Sergio Ramos's face this past weekend.
Just like Sunflower, from the new game Plants v Zombies: Garden Warfare, he's a specialist at hitting the target from long range, so here's a look at his latest spectacular effort.
Before he left for Real Madrid, Gareth Bale was making a habit of scoring some pretty fantastic goals from long range, making him a valuable addition to the team, and he was able to dig his Spurs side out of a few holes along the way, and his attacks from distance were more than sheer fluke. He consistently shot and troubled goalkeepers from range, and the spectacular nature of the results was possibly what brought the interest from Real Madrid in the first place. They like their galacticos to have that certain je ne sais quoi as they say in Spain.
He bagged two goals in Madrid's Champions League thrashing of Schalke away this week, and while they weren't long range golazos, they did show that he's got a tremendous work rate to get up and down the pitch, and like Sunflower, he is quickly becoming part of the backbone of a team that already features a few big names and leading players.
If you fancy winning yourself an Xbox One with a copy of the brilliant Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare so you can test out who is better, Sunflower or Gareth Bale, then all you have to do is head over here and complete our quiz, and you can even find out along the way whether you’re a tough-tackling zombie like All-Star or Brian O'Driscoll, or like Gareth Bale, a long-range shooter and vital part of the Plants' team.
And don’t forget that Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare comes exclusively first to Xbox One and Xbox 360 on February 28th, 2014.