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Time to put Cottage woes to bed

Posted on 4 November 2011  - 12:00

Gareth looking to put Craven Cottage troubles behind us when we play Fulham on Sunday.

Craven Cottage has provided some difficult moments for Spurs teams in recent years, but according to Gareth Bale it's time to put them behind by beating Fulham this Sunday.

Whilst we managed to win 2-1 at the Cottage in last season's league fixture (our first away to Fulham in the Premier League since March 2002), we suffered a 0-4 loss back in January in the fifth-round of the FA Cup.

"It's a tough place to go. Fulham are a team that work hard, they're always organised which makes it difficult when you're playing away from home," the Welshman told Spurs TV Online.

But with the team in such good form following yet another league victory last weekend, Gareth believes that the momentum we currently have gives the lads a great chance to come away from the Cottage with three points.

"When we're on a winning streak like we are now, there's always a buzz about the place and training is a lot more fun! At the moment it's going really well but we're not getting carried away.

"Everybody is buzzing at the moment. We know we're in good form and we know we need to keep it up. Newcastle won on Monday night which was a little bit disappointing for us, but it's a long, hard season and we know we need to keep improving.

"You go into games feeling much more confident when on a good run. You're on the front foot rather than the back, so we'll definitely be going out there looking to win the game. Hopefully we can get a great result and put that little bit of history to bed."

To add a little extra spice to the fixture, Fulham are now managed by former Tottenham manager Martin Jol, who signed Gareth for Spurs in 2007. The Welshman has fond memories of Jol and is looking forward to seeing him on Sunday.

"I've spoken to him a few times since he's been away. He was a great manager and I think he did amazingly for the Club. When I first came here he made me feel very welcome and settled me down very quickly. I wish him all the best for the future... apart from Sunday."