Gareth Bale has spoken of the regret he shares with Luka Modric at not winning any trophies together for Tottenham.
Modric left White Hart Lane to join Real Madrid in 2012, a year before Bale followed in an £85million world-record transfer deal.
Before departing Tottenham, Bale helped the club establish themselves as challengers for the top four, with Spurs alternating between fourth and fifth-placed finishes during his final four seasons in north London.
Despite winning La Liga and three Champions League titles since moving to Spain, Bale still regrets not bringing any silverware to White Hart Lane.
“It was a shame we didn’t win as many trophies as I would have liked,” Bale told the Daily Mail. “I’ve spoken to Luka 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.”
The Champions League draw has given Bale and Modric a reunion with their former club, with Spurs travelling to the Bernabeu on October 17 before Real arrive at Wembley on November 1.
“I have a lot of great memories from my time there; some not so great as well but it was a big part of my journey,” Bale said.
“I love the club and still keep in touch with a lot of people there and the fans were incredible. I really enjoyed playing in those big European nights at White Hart Lane.”