Gareth Bale will put his friendship with Martin Jol to one side when Tottenham face Fulham.
Jol signed Bale from Southampton as a 17-year-old full-back and he has gone on to become one of the best left-sided players in the world.
The two have kept in touch and Bale values the impact Jol made on his career, but that will not stop the Welshman attempting to put one over on his former manager.
“I’ve spoken to him a few times since he’s been away and if we do bump in to each other we will probably have a little chat but the most important thing is concentrate on getting a win from the game so we can keep up with the teams around us,” Bale told Spurs TV Online.
“He was a great manager and I think he did amazingly for the club.
“When I first came here he made me feel very welcome and he settled me down very quickly.
“I wish him all the best for the future… apart from Sunday.”
“You go into games feeling much more confident when on a good run. You’re on the front foot rather than the back, so we’ll definitely be going out there looking to win the game,” Bale said.
“When we’re on a winning streak like we are now, there’s always a buzz about the place and training is a lot more fun.
“Everybody is buzzing at the moment. We know we’re in good form and we know we need to keep it up.”
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