Bale drops Spurs stay hint with AVB praise

Gareth Bale has given a clear hint he intends to stay with Tottenham after declaring he enjoys playing for manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Gareth Bale has given a clear hint he intends to stay with Tottenham after declaring he enjoys playing for manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The 23-year-old, who is under contract until 2016, appears happy to stay at White Hart Lane and continue his development under Villas-Boas.

"He has helped me in all aspects of my game," Bale told Spurs TV. "In training we have been working on things that I can do in games and in games he has given me the confidence to do what I want and do what I do best, which is a massive thing for a player.

"Everyone was excited about him coming in. He is a young manager and he has got a great past at Porto. Maybe not so much at Chelsea but given time, like he has been this season, he has shown what a good manager he is. It has been a very exciting time for the club.

"He has tried his new tactics, his new style of play with us. Sometimes it does take a bit of time just to get used to it and at the start of the season I think that was a bit difficult. But we adapted and got stronger and stronger."

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