All of the ‘will he won’t he’ stories involving Gareth Bale seem very positive at the moment and all currently seem to suggest that the player will be around next season, irrespective of whether we qualify for the Champions League.
Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas seems very confident and the boss feels that a meeting with the player earlier in the campaign has directly led to an explosion in form.
“I had Gareth knocking on my door once, not crying, but he was complaining a little bit. He said he wanted me to help him to enjoy his football a little more,” Andre said.
“We had a good conversation. Hopefully it turned out well for both of us. From that moment onwards his drive, his passion and his ambition towards the height of elite football has been immense and it shows through the great season he has had.”
The player’s comments are also positive although the issue of Champions League football is never far away.
“When I first moved to the club six years ago, they showed me the plan for the club and it has obviously been a progression since then,” said Bale.
“The whole club wants to move in the right direction. We all want Champions League football, that’s our target and it is something we can still do.”