Tottenham star Gareth Bale dreams of Champions League after Swansea showdown
Tottenham Hotspur’s crown jewel Gareth Bale was found to be in phenomenal form once again at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. The Welsh attacking midfielder scored a goal and provided an assist to help his side replace Chelsea for the third spot in the Premier League.
The Wales international set his sight on Champions League action for next season after the victory. Meanwhile, Swansea City were left ruins having experienced their third successive defeat in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur are now favorites for a Champions League spot, however the battle between Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton and Liverpool could bring a lot of drama to the table. Nonetheless, Gareth Bale believes Tottenham Hotspur will be able to finish in the top four this season.
“Yes, definitely that’s the most important thing,” Gareth Bale said. “We’re still in the running for our objectives and hopefully we can fulfill them. It was important for us to get a win today. We had lost our last three games in all competitions so it was important to stop the rot and try and kick on.”
Gareth Bale was a force to be reckoned with throughout the game. In the seventh minute the 23-year-old picked out Jan Vertonghen for a sublime pass that resulted in Tottenham Hotspur’s first goal. Only 14 minutes later Jan Vertonghen returned the favor by setting up Gareth Bale for his 22nd goal this season. Michu reduced Tottenham Hotspur’s two-goal lead through a header on Ki’s cross in the 71st minute, but his side weren’t able to change the scoreline afterwards.
“We knew we had to get off to a good start and build the confidence,” Gareth Bale continued. “I think we showed both sides of our game; that we can attack and defend. It was a great result so hopefully we can keep this run going.”
Like his earlier goals this season, Gareth Bale’s latest goal could be nominated for the goal of the season. The Welsh attacking midfielder has now scored 17 goals in 27 Premier League games this season.
“It was a nice strike, I caught it clean. But the most important thing for us was to get the three points,” Gareth Bale added modestly.