The Premier League is being tightly contested with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all separated by a few points and according to Tim Sherwood, the top 4 spots will go down to the wire.
“We are happy we are amongst it and leap-frogged Everton, and now we’re chasing Liverpool,” said Sherwood.
Tottenham claimed a vital 1-0 triumph against Everton with the Togolese forward Adebayor scoring the only goal of the entire encounter but it was just enough for Sherwood’s side to claim all 3 points and get into a higher spot in the English league.
“You won’t win games three or four nil all the time,” said Sherwood after seeing his sixth victory from nine league games in charge. We had to dig in there today. If you want to get where we want to be you’ll have to sometimes win without playing well.”
They are attempting to secure a Champions League spot for the upcoming season and Adebayor is one of the driving forces that is pushing the team ahead and helped placing Tottenham at their current position.
Sherwood will have the support of the French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris by his side after the shot-stopper shut down claims and reports which were linking him to make a move to Arsenal.
According to Olivier Giroud, the player of Arsenal stated that he has talked with Hugo Lloris and the goalkeeper said that he would like to join the club guided by Arsene Wenger but Lloris reacted quickly and said that he is only focused about playing well with Tottenham.
Lloris told Spurs’ official website: “I heard about Giroud’s interview. I think maybe some words were twisted, but it is embarrassing. I don’t think that, I’m very focused on Spurs’ ambition and I am very pleased to play for Spurs’’.
A few days ago, Carlo Ancelotti said that he expected more from Gareth Bale in the coming seasons. The Welsh international was signed from Tottenham for a world record fee of £ 86 million. After initially struggling for form and fitness, the player is starting to come good for Real Madrid in recent months. Despite this, Ancelotti said that Bale is displaying only half of his potential because it is his first season at the club. He is expecting more from the 24-year-old once he settles completely at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The former Tottenham star showed his quality in the recent 5-0 win over Real Betis. He scored the second goal of the game, as Real Madrid managed to move level on points with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. The top three teams have 50 points each right now, although Real Madrid have played a game more than their rivals. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 10th minute, while Karim Benzema, Angel di Maria, and Alvaro Morata scored the goals for the club in a convincing victory.
Ancelotti said after the match that he was very happy with the performance of Bale, who not only scored, but also created chances for his teammates. Prior to the match, he confirmed that Morata will not be allowed on loan to Arsenal.
“Bale performed well. But so did everyone else in the team. There was big pressure in the beginning. But everything went well, so we have to be happy. When we scored the first goal, the game changed. We had more spaces – it’s normal that Betis attacked trying to get a draw. All the team played well, we had lots of chances to score – it was a great match from our point of view,” said Ancelotti, whose team are slowly coming back to a good run of form.
Gareth Bale recently scored his first hat-trick for Real Madrid in the 4-0 win over Real Valladolid. The Wales international was signed for a world-record £ 86 million in the summer, but he has so far been poor. However, he has been showing signs of returning to the form he showed last season with Tottenham. He came into the match on the back of an impressive scoring run, but he managed to outshine Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time since moving to Madrid by scoring a hat-trick in the match. Ronaldo was absent from the team due to a thigh strain.
After the encounter, he said that this was certainly not the best performance he has put in and has said that fans can expect more from him in the coming weeks. Bale has also stated that the reason behind his poor performance at the start of his Madrid career was due to lack of fitness after missing pre-season with Tottenham and Madrid. Bale now has seven league goals, which is significantly better compared to Barcelona’s summer signing Neymar. The Brazilian has only four goals in the league until now.
“I scored three goals but I hope to do better. I want to keep improving and working hard during the matches and training. I’m very happy here. I needed time to adapt after not having a pre-season but I’m improving now. Everything I hoped for has come true. The fans and the club are incredible,” said Bale to the official site of Madrid. “He is a very important player for us. I think his period of adaptation is over. He is doing well, he is confident and is very important for us. He did very well,” said Carlo Ancelotti.
Aside from scoring three goals in the match, Bale also provided an assist for Karim Benzema. Madrid still remain three points behind leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has given a huge boost to the fans, who have been waiting to see Gareth Bale make his debut at the Santiago Bernebeu, by confirming that the midfielder could start against Atletico Madrid. This could be one of the important matter derbies in recent years because Atletico come into the encounter after having taken seven straight victories, while Madrid have already dropped two points. In order to respond to the Barcelona’s signing of Neymar, it is believed that Florentino Perez went out and secured the contract of Gareth Bale for a world record transfer fee of £ 86 million.
This is in addition to the wages of more than £ 300,000 per week. However, the Wales international has been unable to make an instant impact at the Santiago Bernabeu due to persistent injury problems. He did not have a proper pre-season with Tottenham because he was involved in the transfer embargo. Instead of giving him time to settle, Ancelotti gave his debut in the 2-2 draw with Villarreal. Bale played 60 minutes of football in the match and he has not been perfect ever since. He did score on his debut, but persistent injury problems have taken the shine out of the star name.
Ancelotti, however, expects Bale to be on the starting line-up for the visit of Atletico Madrid.
“I think he will be ready for Saturday no problem. He was a bit sad after the Getafe game but changed quickly because he started to think about Saturday’s game,” said Ancelotti ahead of the crunch match. Meanwhile, Florentino Perez has said that the £ 86 million paid to Tottenham for Bale is very cheap. “The signing was cheap. It was shown with Figo, Zidane, Beckham and Ronaldo. Even though they were very expensive, we went from losing money to making money,” said Perez.
Tottenham star Gareth Bale has sensationally claimed that he does miss the experience of playing in the Champions league on a regular basis. The 23-year-old has been linked with several clubs including Real Madrid over the last few years. Real Madrid are thought to be actively pursuing the player with president Florentino Perez keen to make the Galactico for this year. Bale has been on a real good run of form in recent years, but last season saw the emergence of the Welshman into the real star.
He managed to win both PFA awards for the first time since Cristiano Ronaldo. The coveted players who have achieved this feat include the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry. This incredible achievement has increased to his value in excess of £ 50 million, but Real Madrid are thought to be ready to offer this amount. Tottenham have made it clear that the player is not for sale at any price, but the player could ultimately force a sale like some of the players in the past. He has only three years left on his current deal and it is thought that Tottenham are preparing a new offer for him.
However, he has hinted that he may leave Tottenham in order to get Champions League football.
“When you play in the Premier League, say you’re playing against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time, they set up to block you off. But when you play in the Champions League, all the other teams are used to winning every week, so it’s more of an open game, it’s more attacking, end-to-end. No one’s used to defending, everyone’s used to attacking and trying to win games, so it’s just all against all,” said Bale, who helped Tottenham finish in the fifth position just behind Arsenal.
Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, has said that he is playing through the pain barrier in order to help Tottenham finish in the top four this season. Tottenham are currently battling along with Chelsea and Arsenal to finish in the top four of the Premier league, which will give them the ability to play in the Champions League group stages next season. Tottenham have been in the group stages once in the history of the competition. It is seen as a vital need for the club to keep players like Gareth Bale.
The Welsh winger, who is amongst the six nominated for the PFA player of the year awards, was recently injured in the Europa league encounter against FC Basel. Tottenham were knocked out of the competition in the quarter-final stage, thus leaving them with only the league to concentrate in the remaining two months of the season. He has been having one of the best seasons with Tottenham. Signed from Southampton for around £ 5 million, Bale has scored 23 goals in all competitions for the club.
He has also managed several assists along the way as well. The ankle ligament damage suffered against Basel is causing him problems, but he is playing through the pain according to the player.
“It was touch and go whether I was going to play – but thankfully I got through it okay. It was a bit sore in the first half but I got more confident in the second half. It hurts but it’s just about managing it and carrying on. All three goals were important. The first gave us belief, the second killed them and the third one just sealed it so it was a great comeback. We showed great character and hopefully we can carry that on in the last five games,” said Bale.
The Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale was recently booked for the fourth time this season for diving. The Welsh winger and the Liverpool striker Luiz Suarez have been the most scrutinised when it comes to driving this season, but the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers thinks that his player has been affected more often than not.
Bale will be coming up against Liverpool during the weekend. He received the yellow card for simulation in the 3-0 win over Inter Milan in the midweek Europa league action. Suarez is not too far behind Bale when it comes to getting bookings for diving. Read more »
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that people should not get carried away with the current form of the Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, who has been compared with the likes of Ronaldo and Messi in the last few weeks. Bale has managed to score seven goals in his last five appearances in all competitions. He has also managed to score from several free kicks this season. This has led to people comparing him to Messi and Ronaldo, who are widely regarded as the two best players in the world. However, Wenger feels that Bale still has a long way to go before he can be considered as the best player in the world.
He has said that Messi has won numerous Champions League and league titles over the years, while he also managed score almost 100 goals in the last calendar year. Bale, meanwhile, is yet to win the league title in his career. The 23-year-old recently scored his seventh goal in five matches with a wonderful freekick in the last minute against Lyon in the Europa league to hand Tottenham a 2-1 advantage in the first leg. Bale has linked with the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich over the years.
“Bale has the potential to develop and become the players that you compare him to. However, Messi has won two or three Champions League, a few championships, scored 95 goals in a year, so let’s not go too quick. You are always very quick here, but let’s slow down a little bit. It was Walcott and Bale, and we were at some stage on (about) taking the two if possible, but we could get Walcott and I am very happy we got him,” said Wenger, who also said that he is happy with signing Walcott instead of Bale.
The Manchester United defender Phil Jones has said that his teammates should be warned about the Welsh winger Gareth Bale. Bale is regarded as one of the best players in the world and his presence will certainly boost Tottenham in the match with the London club during the weekend according to Jones. Gareth Bale has already been responsible for helping Tottenham secure a victory over Manchester United earlier in the season. Bale scored in the 3-2 victory for Tottenham at Old Trafford, which came after more than two decades of suffering defeat at the stadium.
Tottenham are flying high in the league and currently competing with Chelsea and Arsenal for the fourth spot. United will be coming into the match after having seen their lead at the top of the table cut down to just four points. Tottenham have not suffered a defeat for almost 2 months now. Bale has made 19 appearances for the club this season and scored 9 goals. He recently said that he wants Tottenham to complete an unlikely double over Manchester United. Even though there are several good players within the Tottenham squad, Jones has said that his teammates should be especially wary of the threat from Gareth Bale.
“It’ll be a test for whoever comes up against Gareth Bale – he’s a great player. They have a lot of good individual players, but if we work collectively as a team hopefully we can stop him,” said Jones on the official site of Manchester United ahead of the match. “Another big game at the Lane tomorrow. We’ve not done the double over United for soooo long, so it’s time to change that,” said Bale on his Twitter account. United have not suffered a defeat in all competitions since the defeat against CFR Cluj early in December.
The Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has said that he will certainly consider the possibility of moving to and overseas club in the future, thus opening the door to a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona. The Welshman has been rated as one of the best players in the world with a number of high-profile clubs like Barcelona Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Manchester City showing interest in the player. However, it is thought that he would be extremely interested in moving to a foreign country to experience new cultures. Spanish clubs are the only favourites for this deal due to the transfer fees that he would command.
After a number of rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, he finally signed a new four-year contract with the club that will run until 2016. He is now the highest-paid player at the club, but even that falls way below the standards set by the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona. Gareth Bale is thought to be on a contract worth around only £ 75,000 per week, which is pale in comparison with the £ 200,000 per week enjoyed by some of the Real Madrid players. The Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, though, has categorically stated that the club will not sell the player.
“It would be nice to experience other leagues and other cultures. I’m not afraid to go abroad. If the time comes and a team that’s right comes in for me, then I’ll look at it seriously. I’ll see what happens,” said Gareth Bale in a recent interview. Due to the recent negotiations between Tottenham and Real Madrid over the sale of Luka Modric, it is thought to be the Madrid club who were in pole position to sign the player in the coming seasons.