Gareth Bale has spoken of his praise for Harry and the Tottenham team for last seasons efforts. Bale said he couldn’t wait for the new season to start when Tottenham face Manchester City who will be hungry for revenge.
Bale, 20, said: “That defeat against Portsmouth hurt so much and we were obviously down after it.
“But we used it to give ourselves a kick up the backside. The manager made us realise we couldn’t let it affect us in a negative way.
“Rather than mope and feel sorry for ourselves, we used it in a positive way and managed to get to fourth in the table – which was unbelievable for the club and the fans.”
“Champions League football is what you have to aim for at a club like this.
“But that doesn’t mean we can sit back and reflect on the achievement.
“Now we must take our football to the next level and that is the task ahead for us in the new season.
“I can’t wait – and obviously Manchester City at home in our first game is a great fixture given the tussle we had with them last season for fourth.”
Boom Boom Boom let me hear you say Bale……
You’ve got to admire Gaeth Bale for his amazing end to last season, it’s a scary thought but if you think about it logically, it wasn’t down to Harry seeing the boy had potential it was just fate that BAE got injured so Bale got his chance, if that hadn’t happend then Bale would probably have been sold this summer, scary thought hey?
From one player to the next, Roman Pavlyuchenko’s agent has claimed the 28 year old striker will be staying at Spurs, at least for now. His agent Oleg Artemov said “Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is not going to let Roman leave, he is necessary for Harry Redknapp.With Tottenham about to make their debut in the Champions League it would seem Redknapp wants as many options up front as possible and Pavlyuchenko does not want to miss the opportunity.
“Roman himself does not want to leave England but, if that does happen, he will return to a Russian club.
“We have noted information appeared regarding the possible departure of the striker. Among contenders were Sporting Lisbon and Spartak Moscow.
“But I did not see any movement from Spartak – there were no specifics.
“Interest from both Zenit and Lokomotiv, as was reported in Britain, was nothing.”
Again this in my view is good news, I think Pav has done enough to prove he is worth holding onto for another season, he scored a good brace agaisnt Bournemouth in a friendly and with Robbie Keane destined to leave is it really wise to sell Pav too?
Nice bit of positive news this fine Sunday morning, Bale is happy, Pav might be staying, so guess what? I am happy just like Bale.Follow @TrfficTottenham