Interview with Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale

Pablo ImazContributor IDecember 1, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28:  Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur runs with the ball as Dirk Kuyt of Liverpool tries to close him down during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane on November 28, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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What do you put your form down to this season?

“I’m not sure, really. I think the team is playing well and it makes it easy for any player, to be honest. When you’re playing in a good team, you play well yourself and you just enjoy your football.

“I think in the past I’ve had injuries and coming back from them hasn’t been too easy and I had to be patient, obviously, not being in the team for a long time. And I think the major thing is the belief in your own ability to be honest, and when you get given the opportunity, then you’ve got to be ready to take it and that’s what it comes down to.

“There was a lot of talk about me going on loan, and I don’t know if anything was ever going to happen. Benoit Assou Ekotto got injured, I got my chance and I’ve been prepared for a while, doing a lot of running after training just to get ready. My chance came and I was there to take it”.

“After training, I used to stay behind and do a bit more running with a few of the other lads and you do extra because if you’re not playing, you’ve got a lot of energy and I think you need to keep fit. As I say when people do get injured that you’ve got to be ready and willing to take your chance.”

 

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