Gareth Bale believes that Tottenham will learn from the 4-1 defeat to Villarreal.
Even the most ardent Spurs fan would admit that we were second best to the Spanish side, with former Manchester United player Giuseppe Rossi netting a hat-trick.
We all know what you can’t take a pre-season defeat as an indication of what we can expect, but hopefully Harry and the boys will take it as a stark warning for the European campaign.
Tottenham’s only goal came from Giovani Dos Santos, who will be finally looking to make an impact – or could find himself shipped out for good.
“We came out in the second half all raring to go, started well, scored an early goal and we were all confident of pushing on from there,” he told the official site.
“Unfortunately they caught us on the break and scored a deflected goal.
“To be fair, they played well but it’s something we’ll look at, we’ll learn from this game and take that into the season.”
“We all knew they were a good footballing team and they showed it, they played well,” he added.
“For us, the result isn’t the most important thing.
“Okay, it isn’t nice to lose like that, especially at home, but the main thing is fitness and preparation and the lads will have got something out of the game.
“We’ll learn from it and take that into the season.”
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