Gareth Bale says Tottenham played the best football this past season.
Gareth Bale - Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs were genuine contenders for the title heading into the final month before a late collapse, which culminated in a 5-1 defeat to Newcastle on the last day of the season, and a third place finish.
Bale told BT Sport: "Tottenham I think they played the best actual football. They’ve been maybe the best footballing team. They were just unlucky not to get over the line."
Harry Kane celebrates with Dele Alli after scoring the third goal for Tottenham
His comments are backed up in part by Spurs possessing the best goal difference of any team, recording +34 compared to Manchester City's +30, who were the closest behind them. This would too have been a higher margin had it not been for the final day of the season.
Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater, Jamie Vardy and Robert Huth with the trophy on the bus during the parade
Bale though had positive words for eventual winners Leicester City, who stunned everybody with their title win.
He said: "Leicester has been an incredible story. Nobody saw it coming. What was it, with 8 games to go they were bottom last season and then to win the Premier League is a phenomenal achievement and I still can’t believe they’ve won it now.
"They’ve done amazing. Their players have performed to a high level. They’re maybe similar to Atletico. They work very well as a team, they do everything as a team."
Bale left Spurs in 2013 to pursue a new challenge with Real Madrid. They too were 'unlucky to get over the line' this season, missing out on the La Liga title by a single point.
He does though still have the chance to end the campaign on a high, with Real taking on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Final for the second time in three seasons, with Bale hoping for a repeat of his starring role in their 2014 win.
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring the first goal for Real Madrid
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