Tottenham star Bale: Free-kick ability down to hard work

Tottenham star Gareth Bale says his stunning free-kick ability is down to hard work.

Tottenham star Gareth Bale says his stunning free-kick ability is down to hard work.

Bale’s double gave Spurs a 2-1 first-leg win in their Europa League second-round clash with the French side.

He said: “I’ve been practising for ages now. It’s one of those things, you keep practising and it does come off in a match.

“I’m enjoying my football, which is the most important thing. It’s great to be winning games and to get that winning mentality.

“I think we work as a team on the pitch, I’m just lucky enough to be getting the goals at the moment.

“So, yeah, we worked hard as a team again. I don’t think it’s down to individuals but the whole team deserves credit.

“No one can win the game on their own and we just want to keep working hard and winning every game.”

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