Gareth Bale speaks out on his one Tottenham Hotspur regret

New Welsh striker Gareth Bale of Real Madrid (L) poses with his new jersey next to Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in...

Gareth Bale laments a lack of trophies won at Tottenham.

New Welsh striker Gareth Bale of Real Madrid (L) poses with his new jersey next to Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in...

Gareth Bale will face Tottenham Hotspur later this year after his Real Madrid side were drawn in the same Champions League group.

Bale left Spurs in 2013 and has gone onto win one La Liga title and three Champions League trophies for the Spanish giants.

Tottenham have not won a trophy during the years since he left, and Bale did not lift a trophy during his time there.

Tottenham's Welsh Defender Gareth Bale (R) vies with Shakhtar Donetsk's Croatian midfielder Darijo Srna (L) during their Uefa Cup, Round of 32, second leg match against Shakhtar Donetsk at...

Speaking to The Mail, the Welsh winger admits not winning silverware at Tottenham remains his big regret, and it is one current and former teammate Luka Modric shares.

He said: "‘It was a shame we didn’t win as many trophies as I would have liked.

"I’ve spoken to Luka [Modric] about this. We were there or thereabouts to win the league and we kind of just dipped at the end.

"When you look at the team we had at the time, we feel that we should have won something."

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid attempts to shoot during the UEFA Super Cup final between Real Madrid and Manchester United at the Philip II Arena on August 8, 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia.

Tottenham's team under Harry Redknapp reached the Champions League quarter-finals in 2010/11, but they could only finish fifth in the Premier League the same year and were denied the chance to follow on with that same momentum.

More close calls and bad luck followed in subsequent seasons before Modric and Bale made their departures.

Spurs finally returned to the Champions League last season and after a disappointing group stage exit they will be determined to go one better this campaign, but a tough group - and Bale - stand in their way.

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