In-form Gareth Bale talks about the training regime that has elevated him to even greater heights in an exclusive interview in the April issue of hotspur.
The Welsh international has been one of our best players in recent games, a status acknowledged by all his team mates. And Gareth puts it down to hard work.
"I've been working with the coaching staff to help with my all-round game - it may sound an obvious thing to say but fine-tuning my defensive skills has been an important part of that," he says.
The 20-year-old has taken his chance following injury to fellow left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto, and now that the Cameroonian is back to full fitness, Gareth has moved into a more advanced midfield role. So what position does he prefer?
"I'm most comfortable in defence but midfield is another new challenge and if the manager feels we are a better proposition as a result of it then I'm happy with that," he answers.
Read the full interview in hotspur, our official monthly magazine, which includes an exclusive photo session with Gareth. And one lucky reader can win his signed match boots in our free-to-enter competition for a prize that money can't buy!
ALSO THIS MONTH
Legend Ossie Ardiles talks about the upcoming World Cup in his new monthly column, while former goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt looks back on Norway's performances in USA ‘94.
Captain Ledley King also pens his own exclusive column as he looks ahead to a tough month of fixtures. Pat Jennings answers your questions and, following on from Peter Crouch's goal blitz for England, we look at the other Spurs strikers who have worn the Three Lions with both success and pride.
We assess Roman Pavlyuchenko's return to form in front of goal, catch up with our former defender Clive Wilson as he prepares for a new career in teaching, and look back to the Sixties with ardent Spurs fan Dave Clark (of Dave Clark Five fame). Meanwhile, Younes Kaboul is in the ‘Onside with...' hot seat, in which he describes Spurs fans as ‘special people.'
How is goalkeeper Gomes perceived back home in Brazil? We find out with the help of a local journalist, who predicts that Spurs' popularity in his country grows with every save the big man makes.
And we look back to the 1992-93 season with a special focus on Teddy Sheringham, while our ‘Fanzone' section gives every reader the chance to play their part - and you're queueing up to do so!
It's all in the April issue of hotspur - out now!
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