Gareth Bale has revealed that he was blown away by when he first caught a glimpse of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after returning to North London last summer.
Bale spent six years at White Hart Lane during his first spell at Tottenham and scored some of the best goals the stadium has ever witnessed in the club’s former home.
The Welshman certainly seemed to enjoy playing at the Lane, with his name regularly being sung from all corners of the ground.
It is fair to say that the winger was never appreciated in the same way by the Santiago Bernabeau faithful during the seven years he spent in the Spanish capital, with the Real Madrid fans booing him on a few occasions despite the success he achieved at the club.
The 31-year-old would have likely look forward to playing in front of fans who love him on completing his fairytale return to Spurs but that has not been possible as yet due to the pandemic.
However, Bale admitted that he could not quite believe the transformation when he first stepped foot into the new stadium on his return.
The on-loan Real Madrid star told Tottenham’s official Twitch channel: “I played at White Hart Lane, so to see on the same side the transformation was incredible.
“The stadium just kind of blew me away. I didn’t expect it to be that good. I love playing there.
“Of course, I wish it was full of fans, which is something we all miss but the stadium itself is incredible.”
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There is no doubt that Gareth Bale would have got a standing ovation from all corners of the stadium on the back of some of his recent performances. His name would have likely been ringing around the ground this season had fans been allowed back. Hopefully, the Welshman returns to Tottenham next season and Spurs fans get an opportunity to show the love they have towards him.
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