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Lads confident - Gareth

Posted on 19 April 2011  - 12:00

Gareth Bale is confident the team can deliver again against Arsenal.

Lads confident - Gareth

Gareth Bale is confident the team can deliver again against Arsenal.

The players chase a third-successive win in the Premier League against the Gunners in the latest north London derby at the Lane on Wednesday night.

It's a key match as we look for the win that would take us level on points in fourth place with Manchester City and Arsenal try to stay in the title race.

The newly-crowned PFA Player of the Year has played a huge role in those last two successes.

This time last year, April 14, 2010, he scored the second goal – after Danny Rose’s thunderbolt – as we toppled our old rivals 2-1 at the Lane.

And the flying winger was on the scoresheet again in the famous victory at the Emirates in November, sliding home the first goal as we came from 2-0 down at half-time to win 3-2.

“We’ve beaten them in the last two league matches so we’ll go in with confidence,” said Gareth. “We need to win to get level with City and if we do that and then we’ll be right in the middle of it.

“It’s always a tough game no matter how each team is doing, but there is a lot riding on it for both teams. It will be a tense game and hopefully we’ll come out on top.

“We did it last season, we know it will be even harder this season but all the lads are quietly confident we can push on and get into that Champions League spot.”

Gareth insisted the come-from-behind win at the Emirates gave everyone belief.

“People thought we were down and out but we showed the character in the squad and proved everyone wrong,” he added. “We’ll play our normal game as always, go at them and hopefully we’ll get the win.”