Portuguese coach Boas revealed that some of his actions that year inspired Bell to play a higher level of offense.
The 2012-13 season was Bell’s last season at Tottenham. Boas was the team’s coach at the time. He reviewed "Copa90" and said: "Gareth felt that he did not tap his full potential. One day he came. My office said: Boss, I'm not happy, the situation is not good for me."
"I said: OK, I can try to change to the 442 formation. You can go up to the front and move freely around Adebayor. I can move Sigurdson to the left and let him cut inward."
"After this, Gareth scored a series of goals, I think it was five or six consecutive games, and then he broke out, and his career also broke out from this moment."
In that season, Bell scored 26 goals and 15 assists for Tottenham. His offensive talent was thoroughly developed.