Gareth Bale insists the flak being aimed at Tottenham boss Martin Jol is just making the club more united.

Just one win in the first four games has left manager Jol under intense pressure but Bale said: "To be honest all of it has pushed us stronger together.

"There's plenty of character in this team. We're having a little disappointment, we've just got to show our character, push ourselves forward and hopefully kick on from here."