Spurs star admits he is happy ‘to get away’ from club during international break

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Gareth Bale
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Gareth Bale has hinted that all is not well at Tottenham Hotspur at the moment after admitting in an interview that it was nice to get away from the club set up to join up with Wales.

Bale, Joe Rodon and Ben Davies were called up to the Wales squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers but Davies had to pull out through injury.

Bale has shown some glimpses of coming back to his best in the last couple of months but the Welshman put in a poor showing in the North London Derby and failed to influence the game when he came on in Spurs’ embarrassing defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.

Although the 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday lifted some of the doom and gloom surrounding Tottenham, the scars from the 3-0 loss to Zagreb will likely remain for some time.

In the passionate post-match interview that Hugo Lloris delivered on Thursday, the Spurs captain gave a damning assessment of the players’ attitude and claimed that the team were not as tight-knit a group as they were a few years go.

Going by Bale’s admission today, it appears that the atmosphere in the Spurs dressing room is still not as good as it could be.

The on-loan Real Madrid star told Sky Sports: “When things aren’t going too well at the club, it is nice to get away mentally from the club environment and it can be a benefit.

“We focus on these games for Wales, which are very important for us. We forget club life and concentrate on this.”

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It is obvious that the Spurs dressing room has not been the happiest of places over the last week and a half given our performances and results. So, it is clear what Bale means by his comments, particularly given how much he enjoys joining up with the Wales squad.

However, I am starting to come around to the fact that it might not be the best of ideas to re-sign him for next season.

While Bale has shown over the past couple of months that he still possesses plenty of ability, I am not sure that he still has the drive required to prove himself at Spurs after all he has achieved in his career, particularly when the going gets tough.

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