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Jul 092010
 

Spurs’ Welsh wizard speaks about next season’s prospects, old team mate Theo Walcott and finishing above that lot down the road !!!

Bale thinks Harry Redknapp's side could be ready to mount a title challenge!

Spurs’ much improved full back Gareth Bale believes his club are ready to step up their game again next season and mount a challenge for the Premier League title.

Harry Redknapp’s side ended years of disillusionment and frustration this season, when they fired the White Hart Lane outfit to fourth place and a first ever crack at europes elite in the Champions League.

And now, Wales star Bale (left) is convinced that they can rise to the challenge of competing with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal – if Redknapp works some of his famous magic during the transfer window :

“We’ve got a good team and I think if we invest in a few more players I don’t think there’s any reason why we can’t go a little bit further. I’d say challenging for the title is the main aim for every single team and I don’t see any reason why we couldn’t mount a challenge.”

Bale then went on to speak of his desire to guide the club to their first finish above north London rivals Arsenal in over 15 years! Finishing just 5 points behind the red half of the territory last time around, Bale hopes that this time the tide will turn once and for all :

“I hope this is the year we finish ahead of them,” he added. “We’ve got just as good a squad as them and there’s no reason why we can’t beat them in the Premier League this year.”

Part of that Arsenal squad is Theo Walcott whom Bale grew up playing alongside in the Southampton youth ranks. Bale says he was shocked to see his former teammate omitted from the England side that travelled to South Africa and believes his friend could have added a different dimension to Fabio Capello’s sides game :

“It was a big shock to me,” said Bale. “I honestly think that with his pace he adds a different element to any team. It’s a shame he didn’t go.”

So, what do you think? (Not about Theo Walcott obviously ….. no one cares about that lot!) Do you think that with a little tweek from Harry we could have a squad capable of challenging for Premier League honours? Can we strike a balance between league and champs league assaults? What players would you like to see brought in to take us up to that next level?

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Capello To Name Final 23

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May 312010
 

Tomorrow Mr Capello will narrow his 30 man squad down to just 23, and I fear that at best 2 Spurs players will not make the cut. You have the likes of Tom Huddlestone and Michael Dawson who have had a great season for Tottenham but have only come into late contention for England call ups.

Dawson is the one I fear for the most has during the last 2 Friendlies has failed to feature at any stage, but then again neither has upson. I suppose the number of defenders sent home depends on whether Capello is confident of the fitness of Ledley King, if he is then it could spell the end for both Dawson and Upson. The likelyhood is also that Tom Huddlestone will follow them both out of rht squad along with either Adam Johnson or Scott Parker or even both. Also Wright-phillips or Walcott will possibly give way. Almost certainly one of the 2 left backs will go which will probably be Stephen Warnock.

Out of the forwards I think its between Darren Bent and Heskey as to who doesn’t make the journey but I also fear for our very own Defoe as he is not currently in his best form. Tomorrow we will find out for sure, but I suspect it will be 2 or 3 Tottenham players staying at home this summer, however even if that is the case they will all still have England caps to come in the future.