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Gareth hails character

Posted on 12 April 2011  - 12:00

Gareth Bale has hailed the character we showed in Saturday’s win over Stoke and hopes it means our luck is turning.

Gareth hails character

Gareth Bale has hailed the character we showed in Saturday’s win over Stoke and hopes it means our luck is turning.

It was our first Premier League win in five games and came on the back of last Tuesday’s 4-0 Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.

With the second leg of that quarter-final tie now next on the agenda, the Welshman is hopeful that things are looking up for us.

The Stoke victory moves us to within three points of fourth-placed Manchester City in the league, and Gareth sums up the confidence within the side ahead of the visit of Jose Mourinho’s men.

He said: “It was a massive three points. We’ve had a hard time recently not getting the wins, perhaps drawing too many games and not getting that bit of luck but we showed our true class on Saturday.

“It was hard in Madrid and being down to 10 men made it a bit of an unrealistic scenario, but we showed our character once again this season and got ourselves the three points that push us closer to fourth.”

It was Gareth’s first game since he was nominated for both the PFA Players’ Player and Young Player of the Year awards for 2010-11.

He added: “It’s nice to be nominated, especially by your fellow professionals, so hopefully I can grab an award and it will be an amazing thing.”