Gareth Bale says he watches Spurs every week

The Welsh wizard still has a soft spot for the Lilywhites.

Quoted by Squawka, Gareth Bale says that he has retained an affinity for former club Tottenham Hotspur by admitting he still watches them every week.

The Welsh star left Spurs in 2013 to join Real Madrid for a world-record £85 million transfer fee.

But Tottenham have hardly regressed in the wake of his departure and Mauricio Pochettino's side are the only team left who can possibly prevent Leicester City from completing their Premier League "fairytale" this season.

Spurs sit seven points behind the Foxes with three games left. Whatever happens, the Lilywhites look very much like a team on the up, and Bale admits that he still follows his former side's progress under the Argentine manager.

“It’s obviously a fairy-tale from Leicester. Everybody looks at the table last season and they were 20th. Now they’re top. But obviously, I’d love to see Tottenham win it," Bale, who was sold under Andre Villas-Boas's reign, told The Times, via Squawka.

“When I left I always wanted to leave on a good note, and I always wanted them to keep progressing, keep doing well. They understood the reasons why I wanted to come here to challenge for the Champions League, and win it like I have. I watch them every week.”


Tottenham have certainly progressed since Bale's departure but the key to prolonged progression is retaining the players who have helped them reach this footing in English football.


Pochettino has an abundance of top-quality talent at his disposal, which has its drawbacks in the sense that bigger fish will do their utmost to lure them away, but if chairman Daniel Levy can reject the inevitable overtures for their star names then it would go a long way toward helping Spurs maintain this level season after season.

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