Bale: Spurs must maintain winning feeling against Arsenal
GARETH Bale admits that Tottenham ‘need to win every game at the moment’, and concedes that Saturday’s win over Blackburn was vital as the Lilywhites start a mammoth month in their season.
The 21-year-old scored twice at the weekend and set up Roman Pavlyuchenko’s first-half header as Spurs won their first league game in five.
That left the Lilywhites three points off the top four with a third of the season gone, and Bale believes that Saturday’s win was vital as Harry Redknapp’s side prepare to face Arsenal, Werder Bremen, Liverpool, Birmingham, FC Twente and Chelsea in the next month.
“I think it was important that we got that victory before the derby, just to get the winning feeling back, and we’ll be going into Saturday’s game against Arsenal full of confidence, and hopefully we can get the win for us and the fans,” said Bale.
“I think in most matches if we do get the first goal then we look comfortable after that. We played some great football and I think we’re all pleased with the performance.
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“We’ve been on a little bit of a bad run so it was a much-needed win, particularly for our stability in the league table. It was important to get ourselves kick-started again, and the Champions League is coming around again soon so it’s nice to get that winning feeling back and we want to build on that.
“I think we need to win every game we play at the moment. We’re good enough to beat anybody and we’ve shown that in the past. It will be a massive test obviously, away at the Emirates, but we’ll be ready for it.”
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Bale’s recent performances have ensured that he has been the centre of attention, both on and off the field, and the Welshman admits that he is still getting used to the extra interest from the general public – and opposing players.
“It has been difficult, there’s obviously been two players marking me. In a way I’ve got to try to find another way to get past them and I did that against Blackburn and I was delighted,” said Bale.
“Off the pitch, I haven’t really paid too much attention to it. Obviously there’s been a lot of stuff said in the papers, but I try to keep myself away from it. It was nice to get back on the pitch and get on the score sheet at the weekend - and get the vital win, which is the most important thing.”
You can see the interview with Gareth Bale on Spurs TV Online.