St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v Tottenham

Sunday, 19 April 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

White Hart Lane

Last Game

Tottenham 0 - 1 A Villa

Saturday, 11 April 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Gylfi optimistic of Bale stay

Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is optimistic that the club can keep hold of star man Gareth Bale this summer.

Last Updated: 30/07/13 at 13:00 Post Comment

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Hopeful that team-mate Gareth Bale will remain at Spurs this s

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Hopeful that team-mate Gareth Bale will remain at Spurs this s

Bale, who claimed the Football Writers' Association's Footballer of the Year award at the end of last season, netted 26 times for Andre Villas-Boas' side and has become one of the most sought-after players in world football.

The 24-year old has been linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid throughout the transfer window, but Sigurdsson believes that Bale will remain at White Hart Lane.

"He's a great player and if he stays it will be fantastic. I am sure he will stay because he's still here," he told reporters.

"He is a draw for other players to come here. Good players want to play with other big players. It's a big club and hopefully he'll stay and we'll bring in a few other good players."

Sigurdsson is also of the opinion that Bale's presence can help Spurs to push on and claim a Champions League spot this time around.

"The players here talk about getting into the Champions League two seasons ago and how fantastic it was," he said.

"Missing out when Chelsea won the Champions League and being fifth last season was very disappointing.

"It's hard to deal with for a couple of weeks after the season ends but then you start thinking about the next season. We're determined to make it our year."

Villas-Boas has boosted his options with the signings of Brazilian midfielder Paulinho from Corinthians and Dutch winger Nacer Chadli from FC Twente this summer, and Sigurdsson thinks that Spurs' squad has improved.

"We've strengthened. We saw Paulinho in the Confederations Cup. He looked a good player there and was shining," said the Iceland international.

"We've signed a winger from Holland as well who is looking really good in training. Hopefully we'll bring a couple more in and they'll help us for the season.

"The team spirit is really good and a lot of the players are the same age, so we all get along really well.

"We're all determined to get that Champions League spot and win some trophies, that's the important thing."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho defends Manchester City boss

Jose Mourinho spoke out in defence of underfire Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini ahead of welcoming rivals United.

PFA Women's Player of the Year: The Contenders

We take a closer look at the PFA Women's Player of the Year nominees.

Yaya Toure not leaving Manchester City, says Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has leapt to the defence of Yaya Toure and says the midfielder is going nowhere.

Mail Box

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

Mailbox: The Pros And Cons Of FFP

The mailbox has gone a little bit serious as they debate the pros and cons of FFP. Does it create a closed shop or opportunity? Plus, POTY nominations and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company