Harry Redknapp has warned Inter Milan that Gareth Bale is ready to inflict more damage on them after watching him almost complete the most sensational one-man rescue act in Tottenham's Champions League defeat at the San Siro.
Already one of the hottest young properties around, Bale elevated himself to superstar status with a stunning second-half hat-trick to spare 10-man Spurs' blushes on Wednesday night.
The 21-year-old's amazing exploits were not enough to prevent Tottenham going down 4-3 to the European champions but his goals - especially a stunning solo effort of which Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo would have been proud - meant he ended up stealing the show.
And manager Redknapp reckons Bale, along with fellow wide man Aaron Lennon, can run Inter ragged when the sides play the second instalment of their Group A double-header in 12 days' time.
"Every time we got it out to Gareth, he gave (Maicon) problems and I felt Aaron did the same on the other side," Redknapp said. "That gives us something to work on when they come to White Hart Lane."