Spurs still angry at Adam

Bale pleased to be back in action

Gareth Bale: Back in action for Spurs

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Gareth Bale says Charlie Adam 'is not worth commenting on' after returning to action following the injury that was sustained following a challenge by the Liverpool midfielder.

Adam injured Bale last week when he caught the Tottenham winger's ankle during a pre-season clash in America.

Bale has been struggling ever since, and reacted with fury towards the Scotsman following the tackle.

And Bale is still far from happy, despite being able to play and score against New York Red Bulls in Spurs' latest friendly on Tuesday evening.

Asked whether he had forgiven Adam, he told Sky Sports: "I am just not going to comment.

"People like that are not worth commenting on, he knows what he did wrong himself and just leave it up to what he does.

"It has been a rollercoaster and a lot of stuff in the media but I don't pay too much attention and I am concentrating on getting my fitness and being right for the start of the season.

Fitness

"You don't pay too much attention, the most important thing for me and the team is being match fit for the start of the season.

"I only trained in the morning and I have been icing it 24/7. I wanted to be fit as there are not too many games left of pre-season and I want to get my fitness up quick."

Manager Andre Villas-Boas remains annoyed with Adam and Liverpool over the lack of an apology, but now hopes to move on

"The question is at one point in a friendly do you let a ball go past you and then go into a professional's ankle like Charlie did," he said after the Red Bulls win.

"We responded in the way we felt was appropriate, as there was no apology and no response from Liverpool, although we don't expect one and are not pressing them for one."