Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Bale pledges future to Tottenham

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale has assured Tottenham fans he has no intention of quitting the club and promised them even better performances than his stunning one-man assault on Inter Milan.

Spurs' determination to hang onto their prize asset will be almost certainly tested when the transfer window reopens, especially after Inter president Massimo Moratti confirmed his interest in the 21-year-old sensation following his hat-trick in Wednesday night's Champions League clash at the San Siro.

But Bale told the Evening Standard: "I don't read into anything said about me. I am just happy playing week in, week out for Tottenham and learning my football here."

He added: "I am happy and I want to keep playing.

"I don't take any interest in what is written about me because I think it's best to keep your feet on the ground, go to training and learn and also learn in the games every week.

"Hopefully, there is still a lot more to come from me. I am still young and still learning and I want to keep getting better and better. That's all I want to do.

"The manager has given me the chance to play and I am grateful for that. In training, we have worked on things and more things are coming into my game. I just want to keep playing every week because that is the most important thing - that's when you learn the most.

"He has given me the confidence and belief to go out there and express myself and that is the best thing a manager can do."

Spurs have refused to confirm the identity of the club who made an approach for Bale in the summer, but Moratti left no doubt of Inter's interest after watching the winger's incredible treble last night.

He said: "We have followed him in the past; you can see why. Now? After those three goals, he will cost a lot more."

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