Spurs ace confesses he misses playing with Europe’s elite.
Tottenham Hotspur ace Gareth Bale has confessed that he misses playing in the Champions League as the style of football played in the tournament is geared up to suit his game, Sky Sports reports.
The 23-year-old attacked the style most teams adopt in the Premier League by claiming that most sides are too defensive – despite him walking away with a number of personal accolades, as well as 21 goals to his name, but he has admitted that he has been dreaming of the free flowing attacking style of Europe’s top club competition.
Spurs narrowly missed out on qualification for the tournament last season, which has caused him to be heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, but Spurs are hoping to keep hold of him for one more year in an attempt to make it back to the promised land.
“When you play in the Premier League against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time,” Bale said in an interview with Esquire.
They set up to block you off.
“But when you play in the Champions League, all the teams are used to winning every week so it’s more of an open attacking game, it’s end-to-end.”
He added: “The music is a massive thing.
“When we first got into the Champions League, it was one of the things most of the lads were looking forward to, hearing it in the stadium.
“It’s things like that which make it special.