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Gareth looks ahead

Posted on 27 June 2008  - 12:00

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.    

Gareth looks ahead

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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