The Welsh wonder admits failing to finish in the Champions League places will force him to consider his options.
"I had a taste of it last season and I enjoyed it thoroughly," said Bale of the Champions League in an interview with the BBC's Football Focus.
"I think everybody always wants to test themselves against the best players in the world.
"We have to wait and see what happens. Obviously if we don't [qualify for Champions League], we'll have to sit down and discuss and see what's best for myself."
Bale, who is under contract at White Hart Lane until 2015, played down reports linking him with Barcelona, however.
"Obviously it's flattering but at the end of the day I'm still a Tottenham player and I need to keep performing week in week out for not just myself but for the team," he said.