Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa says Gareth Bale's qualities are there for all to see as he prepares his side to face Tottenham on Saturday.

The Whites take on Spurs in the lunchtime kick-off in the Premier League, with Welshman Bale in a rich vein of form.

Bale hit a stunning hat-trick against Sheffield United last weekend in what is good news for club and country ahead of this summer's European Championships.

The 31-year-old's struggles under former boss Jose Mourinho have been well documented, with interim manager Ryan Mason now playing more front-foot football - a style which appears to suit Bale and his team-mates.

With licence to roam and given the opportunity noty afforded to him by Mourinho, the on-loan Real Madrid man seems to be approaching his best form.

And Bielsa feels that his quality has always been there.

"The last game is a good place to judge how his form is," the manager told our sister site LeedsLive.

"The qualities that he has is known by everyone.

"Of course, this last game is a point of focus, given how difficult it is to score three goals and also taking into account the goals that he scored showed the virtues he has."

Bale now has 14 goals in all competitions for Spurs, and alongside Harry Kane and Heung Min Son, Bale will be hoping to push Tottenham closer to the European qualification this afternoon.

Come this summer, a decision will need to be taken over his future, with a return to Madrid currently the plan.

His agent, Jonathan Barnett, told Sky Sports this week that he feels his client has been treated unfairly.

Asked whether Bale will extend his stay, Barnett told Sky Sports News' Inside Football : "Nothing has been discussed at the moment.

"He had a tough ride and I don't think that should have been necessary.

"He came as one of the best players in the world. Sure, he had a few injuries and a few fitness problems but once they were over, all he needed was to be played in the right position and to be played constantly to get back into the rhythm.

"He has been given that opportunity and you can see how he plays. I think with Gareth, like a lot of players, he has to enjoy his life and then you do well."

Barnett appeared to question Mourinho's treatment of the star, aiming a slight dig over Bale's lack of game-time under the Portuguese in north London.

"Given the opportunity, given the right way to play him you may have found that he was always at his best," he added.

"He just didn't have the opportunity to prove it or the way to prove it."