Welshman says he never thought about leaving.
Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has insisted that he never thought about leaving the club this summer, reports Sporting Life.
The Welshman is one of the most highly-rated players in the Premier League and has been linked with moves to La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The 23-year-old has watched star men Luka Modric and Rafa van der Vaart follow former boss Harry Redknapp out of White Hart Lane this summer but the former Southampton wide-man has insisted he never considered leaving.
“No. I’ve always been focused on my game, playing football, and I’m enjoying myself here at the moment so there’s no reason to go anywhere.
“I’m enjoying my football, we’ve got a great squad now and hopefully next season we can get Champions League football, where we should be.”
Spurs have made a sluggish start to the new season, drawing at home to West Brom and Norwich before finally beating Reading on Sunday.
But last season, the club lost their opening two matches before taking 31 points from a possible 36 and Bale is backing Spurs to do the same this term.
“We didn’t have a great start last year and we were in a similar position this year,” Bale said.
“We went on a run last season and there’s no reason why we can’t do it this year.
“It feels like a new club at the moment with the new training ground. It has excited everybody, and has brought everybody up again.
“I haven’t heard anything about (Villas-Boas’) future,” Bale said. “He’s here to build a team and it’s a new way of playing for us, compared to last season.
“It does take time. Everybody should understand that. There has been an improvement in every game and you saw that at Reading.
“Everybody just has to be patient. Things will come and it’ll start to click like it did yesterday and, hopefully, we can push on from there.
“Everyone feels fresh again and we’ve got the new signings now, which is great.
“We’ve got a stronger squad now than we did at the start of the season. Our plan is to win every game and we’ll be trying to do that.”
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