Bale - No crisis at Spurs
Gareth Bale insists there is no crisis at Tottenham as they look to get back to winning ways and secure a spot in next season's Champions League.
By Razwan Mirza
Last Updated: 17/03/12 12:27pm
Gareth Bale insists there is no crisis at Tottenham as they look to get back to winning ways and secure a spot in next season's UEFA Champions League.
The Welsh winger is confident Harry Redknapp's side can end their current run of poor form which has seen them suffer successive defeats to Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton.
Spurs are still in third position, but are now just a point ahead of their North London neighbours with only two victories in eight Premier League matches.
The Lilywhites get back to league duty against Stoke at home on 21st March, before taking on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, who are now only four points behind them in fifth place, three days later.
But the 22-year-old former Southampton star is adamant that the club can lift themselves for the final 10 games of the campaign.
"It's not a crisis, just a blip," Bale told the Guardian. "We're third-top, not third-bottom, and the manager has full confidence in us. He's not slaughtering us in the dressing room after we've lost to Manchester United or Everton. He knows we might have won both games, it was that tight, and it will go our way again.
"These have been high-profile matches against teams up there, so people will make a lot of the losses, but it won't take a lot to turn it round. Just a bit of luck.
"We're a young team who are still growing up together, progressing together.
"Even with recent results this is still an exciting time and, if we keep building on what we have, who knows what we could achieve in the future?
"People have pointed out what could happen if we don't get back into the Champions League, but look what might happen if we do.
"We don't want to be losing players like Luka (Modric) in the summer, but if we get Champions League football there'll be no problem keeping the squad together. I have no doubt about that. We know what's at stake, but there's no panic."