Gareth Bale looking to stick with Tottenham Hotspur
There has been a great deal of speculation surrounding the future of Gareth Bale in recent months, although the Welshman is keen to remain at White Hart Lane.
May 10th, 2013
Bale has won numerous awards for his performances in a Tottenham shirt this season and has attracted the eye of several European clubs, including Real Madrid, although it appears the player is likely to be turning out for Spurs next term.
“We set our agenda at the start of the season to qualify for the Champions League. We want to finish in the top four and it will feel like a disappointment if we don’t get there,” the 23-year-old told the Guardian.
“The club has grown every year and I’ve become a better player every year. We’ve had a taste of Champions League football and that’s where we want to be again. That’s where the club needs to be to get to the next level. That’s what we’re trying to do this season to lift the club to better things.”
Perhaps Tottenham would be in a stronger Premier League position if they hadn’t embarked on such an extensive Europa League campaign, although victory at Stoke on Sunday could yet open the way up for a top four finish.
“I want to play at the highest level possible and be playing against the best teams in the world. I think the club is going in the right direction. All our objectives are the same, we just have to try to achieve them now,” he said.
“We’re all working well as a team. We’re all working together. The club is going in the right direction, bringing in better players every season,” Bale said.
“The likes of Mousa [Dembélé] and Jan [Vertonghen] have been fantastic additions to the squad and I’m sure we’ll bring in a few more players into the squad again this summer. It’s just a matter of progressing for everyone and reaching our targets.”