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Bale: I tried to make things tick

Gareth Bale has indicated that he felt a need to be the main man at Tottenham, saying he tried to "make everything tick".

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Gareth Bale: Moved to Real Madrid over the summer

Gareth Bale: Moved to Real Madrid over the summer

The Wales international's stunning form for Spurs earned him an £86million summer move to Real Madrid which his old club do not appear to have recovered from.

Despite reinvesting the money they got for the forward, Spurs are struggling for form and last week sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The goals of Bale - 26 in total - helped the Portuguese rebuild his reputation last season after losing his job at Chelsea, but without the 24-year-old this time around, the flowing football dried up.

But Bale has continued to impress in Madrid after a slow start and on Saturday admitted to enjoying sharing the responsibility with his fellow players.

"They lead by example. If you ever want to talk to them they're always there to listen. It's great to play alongside them because they're world-class players too," he told the Daily Telegraph of his Madrid team-mates.

"At Tottenham I was always trying to get onto the ball and make everything tick, whereas here everybody's doing that, there are world-class players all around the pitch and you're able to concentrate just on your game rather than bringing the whole team forward, and I'm enjoying that."

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