Tottenham backed to finish in top four

Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth BaleTottenham winger Gareth Bale has stated that his side are confident of finishing in the top four once more this season.

The White Hart Lane team finished fourth last season, but were denied Champions League football due to Chelsea lifting the trophy.

The Wales international feels his team can compete for a qualification place, despite a slow start under Andre Villas-Boas.

“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,” The Telegraph report the flyer as saying.

“We didn’t have a great start last year and we were in a similar position this year. 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,” he stated.

Bale has been linked with a big-money move away from north London in the recent past, but the player has stated that he has no intentions of 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,” Bale commented.

By Gareth McKnight