Gareth Bale set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur next season
Tottenham Hotspur’s crown jewel, Gareth Bale claims he is content with staying at the London club, although his side is in danger of missing out of Champions League this season. This should news should give Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas a huge relief, since he had declared keeping Gareth Bale at White Hart Lane one of the biggest challenges his side would face at the end of the season.
Gareth Bale’s potential exit was causing sleepless nights for Andre Villas-Boas. Earlier in the season, Gareth Bale had shown desire to move away from White Hart Lane. Interest from Real Madrid made it look like Gareth Bale would be on his way to Spain this summer, but now it appears as if the Welsh attacking midfielder would remain in the Premier League, where he has won to PFA awards this season.
“At the end of the day, I want to play at the highest level possible and be playing against the best teams in the world, but the club is going in the right direction,” Gareth Bale told the Daily Mirror. “All our objectives are the same, we just have to try and achieve them now.
“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 and what we've been trying to do this season to lift the club to better things.
“Since I came here, everything has changed. When I first arrived there was talk of a new training ground and a new stadium. As the years have gone in, it's got better and better. The training ground has happened and next it will be the stadium. The club is growing and I think it's growing within its own means. The club is bringing in better players every season. We're all of a similar age, around our mid-20s.
“We've got a good, firm base, which is always important for a club like Tottenham and I'm sure we'll bring a few more players in this summer. We're heading in the right direction. Hopefully there is still a lot more to come.”
Gareth Bale insists he has yet to reach the pinnacle of his form, although he has already left his fans and opponents in awe with his superb form. The 23-year-old Wales international claims he is capable of recording more goals than he has scored this season.
“Every season I've improved on the season before. It's just another natural progression,” Gareth Bale added. “I'm on an upward slope and I hopefully I can keep improving. I've just started a new position and there's still a lot to be learned there.
“That means scoring more goals. More with my right, more with my left. That's the target for even the best players. If you look at (Lionel) Messi, he scores more goals than he has any other year. (Cristiano) Ronaldo is the same.
“There is still plenty more to improve. I just have to keep my focus at this level and take it up further. I believe I've been able to motivate myself and make myself a better player.”