Yeah, he's been moulded into more of a left winger now, but his ability to slot in at left back gives Spurs a great balance both offensively & defensively down that left side. Whenever Assou-Ekotto goes on the overlap, Bale can slot in to cover him. This Spurs team is playing with such confidence right now & it's great to watch. The signing of Van der Vaart & the emergence of Bale have really pushed them onto another level.
On a sidenote; one of my friends played against Gareth Bale at school level.
He maintains that he taught Bale all he knows, but I'm not convinced..