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Bale fully committed to Tottenham

September 17, 2012
By ESPN Staff

Gareth Bale has insisted leaving Tottenham has not crossed his mind.

Gareth Bale
PA PhotosGareth Bale feels things are looking up at Tottenham

The Wales international is one of the hottest properties in world football and he was linked with a move to Barcelona after the Catalans scouted the player.

There was also talk of a move to Real Madrid, but Bale claims he never contemplated following Luka Modric through the White Hart Lane exit door.

When asked if he considered leaving Spurs in the summer, Bale said: "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.

"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."

Spurs made a sticky start to life under Andre Villas-Boas, but they beat Reading 3-1 on Sunday and Bale is hopeful it will kick-start their campaign.

"We didn't have a great start last year and we were in a similar position this year," Bale said. "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.

"Everyone feels fresh again and we've got the new signings now, which is great. We've got a stronger squad now than we did at the start of the season. Our plan is to win every game and we'll be trying to do that."