Originally Posted by Pogue Mahone
Mind you, I reckon his "before January" figures are still pretty close to what Nani/Bale achieved after Christmas?
Nani has 2 goals and 8 assists since January where as Bale has 3 goals and 5 assists since January.
But that's just stats, which only tells a small part of the picture (unless the difference is as huge as it is with pre/after-January Malouda).
I have a small soft spot for Tottenham, and Bale in my opinion has been among their best players in the majority of their games since January. And as you know, that's also the case with Nani.
Malouda didn't play a whole lot before January either - I think he had about 9 starts - and I personally wasn't that impressed with him. I certainly wouldn't have classed him as outstanding before January.
So all in all, I stick by my original post