Gareth Bale admits how frustrating it was to have his maiden season at Spurs cut short by injury - but he is still taking the positives from his breakthrough Barclays Premier League campaign.
The 18-year-old Welshman, who joined from Southampton a year ago, was one of the shining lights of the first half of our 2007/08 campaign, until a foot injury picked up against Birmingham City in December ended his season.
But Gareth is taking heart from establishing himself at The Lane - scoring some memorable goals along the way - and cannot wait to get back into action in 2008/09.
He said: "It's been a new experience for me and Spurs is a great Club. I've enjoyed my time so far and hopefully it will continue.
"My season was cut short but I enjoyed every minute of it while it lasted. Now I just can't wait to get back on the pitch.
"It's a boost to know you can play at the top level, but now I want to get down and start performing consistently in the Premier League and keep proving what I have to offer.
"If you can keep progressing then you're going to become a better player. That's my aim and hopefully I can get to the highest possible level."
Talking about the highlights of his first season, Gareth added: "It was an amazing experience to make my debut against Manchester United at Old Trafford - I didn't expect to make my debut there.
"It was great to get off the mark with a goal against Fulham in the next game and the goal against Arsenal was a special one in a big derby, so I was very thankful for it."
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