Real Madrid's Gareth Bale comments on his hopes for Spurs this season

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The Wales international scored Real's second goal yesterday against his old club in the 2-0 win in Munich.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale discussed his hopes for Tottenham ahead of the the coming season, in quotes appearing in the Guardian, after he helped the Spanish giants to a 2-0 win over the Londoners with a goal against his former club.

The Welshman was a vital member of the Premier League side the last time they took part in the Champions League in the 2010/11 season, and though that remains the goal at White Hart Lane, there have only been near misses since.

But the Bernabeu star is one person who sees the club continuing to play good football, and hopes they can finally make it back into the elite competition.

“When you play against your former team, it’s always a little bit weird but it’s a pre-season game and the main thing for us was fitness," the 26-year-old said after the game, according to comments in the Guardian.

“There are some familiar faces in the Tottenham squad but there has also been a lot of change. I know a few of the players who are staying in the same hotel so it’s been nice to catch up with everybody. Hopefully, they will do well this season.

“They play some great stuff. They are a bit weary. They have got their first Premier League game this weekend so they are preparing for that. Hopefully, they can do well and qualify for the Champions League.”

If Spurs are to make that elusive top four spot, they will have to cut out the defensive errors that saw them concede twice against the La Liga giants, with Bale's strike particularly poor as it originated through Nabil Bentaleb's awful infield pass, but was conceded via a disappointing attempt at a save by Michel Vorm.

Additionally, they will need a greater attacking threat than the one they provided, with Mauricio Pochettino's men having precious little possession in attacking areas, leaving star man Harry Kane on the periphery of the game.

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