Brad Friedel: Gareth Bale is our Michael Jordan

Brad Friedel says Gareth Bale's importance to Spurs this season has been akin to Michael Jordan's influence at the Chicago Bulls."Every great team in every sport has a star that emerges in a season," the 40-year-old American told ITV's Ned Boulting ahead of Thursday's Europa League match against Basle."The Chicago Bulls wouldn't have been winning if they didn't have Michael Jordan. If Barcelona didn't have Messi they wouldn't be where they are. If Real Madrid didn't have Ronaldo they wouldn't be where they are," Friedel added."We're definitely not a one-man team but to have a great season you need to have one or two players who really shine, and that's what Gareth's doing for us this season."