Bale still has an affection for former club Tottenham Hotspur.
Leaving the Premier League and viewing it from the outside has not changed Real Madrid star Gareth Bale’s loyalties, after he suggested in an interview with the Telegraph that he still hopes that his former club Tottenham Hotspur win and their bitter rivals Arsenal lose when he is keeping an eye on English football.
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Bale has been a huge success since making the world record move from White Hart Lane to the Bernabeu in the summer of 2013 and is still grateful for the support that he was given during his time as a Spurs player, praising both the club and its supporters, as well as former managers Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas:
“It was incredible to see all the messages of support from Tottenham fans after the Champions League final. So many people said how proud they were of me, and that felt amazing. I loved my time at Tottenham and the fans were always incredible to me.”
Bale won a succession of illustrious individual awards during his time at Tottenham Hotspur, culminating in the Premier League’s player of the year award, persuading Carlo Ancelotti and Real to break the world transfer record to bring him to the Spanish capital.
Despite his eye now mostly being on La Liga and perhaps the world’s biggest footballing rivalry, between Real and fierce Catalonian rivals Barcelona, Bale is still very much aware of which side of the North London divide he sits on:
“I still want Arsenal to lose and Spurs to win.”