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Licence to thrill!

Posted on 7 December 2011  - 12:00

Gareth Bale has paid tribute to the defensive work that has allowed the team's attacking play to flourish.

Gareth Bale has paid tribute to the defensive work that has allowed the team's attacking play to flourish.

We've conceded just eight goals in our current record-equalling 11-match unbeaten run in the Premier League.

Saturday's 3-0 victory against Bolton was our fourth clean sheet in that outstanding spell of 10 wins and a draw. It also represented a record sixth-successive win in the Premier League.

We've scored 28 goals in that time and our attacking prowess has won plaudits nation-wide.

"I just think we've got the balance right," said Gareth, who opened the scoring against Bolton.

"We've Scott Parker in the team now and he covers every blade of grass, closes everyone down and gives us that security in midfield.

"Younes and Ledley have been great, Brad and the full-backs have been playing well and that gives us front five the licence to attack as much as we can and that has got us the goals.

"We're all playing with so much confidence at the moment."

Gareth and Aaron's pace down the flanks has played a huge part in the recent run.

As well as creating chances, Aaron scored at Fulham and fired home the key second goal against Bolton.

Meanwhile, Gareth's opener on Saturday marked his fifth goal already in this Premier League campaign.

"Even if we’re on the back foot or teams are attacking us, we’ve got the pace to hit them on the counter-attack," added Gareth. "It’s good to have that in our armoury."