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Tottenham's Bale enjoying left-sided partnership with Assou-Ekotto

Tottenham star Gareth Bale says his left-sided partnership with Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been a pleasure to be a part of.

The Welshman produced a stellar season as a left winger for Spurs and says that the understanding he has created with Assou-Ekotto has helped him enormously.

"Since I've been playing left midfield we've had a good understanding," he told the club's official website.

"We work well together and we help each other, both defending and going forward.

"It's been good playing with Benni and hopefully we can continue to do that. He's a good lad and he shows what he can do on the pitch, which is good for the team."

And Cameroon international Assou-Ekotto returned the compliment to the Premier League Player of the Year.

"It's easy to play behind Gareth because he makes his right-back tired. He doesn't need to help me a lot so he can concentrate on attack," he said.

"Even without speaking too much on the pitch we have a good understanding and I know when he wants the ball into feet or into the space."

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