Bale faces his old club today at White Hart Lane.
He told The Sun: â€śI wouldnâ€™t say itâ€™s straightforward, they arenâ€™t mathematically safe yet and need to pick up a few points. I always look out for Southamptonâ€™s results because itâ€™s a great club and I was there for nearly nine years since I was nine years old and left when I was 17.
â€śItâ€™s a club close to my heart and I was hoping theyâ€™d stay up this year and I think they definitely will. I still see people from the club. I know the physios and fitness coach and a few players I played with. Hopefully they can do well, just not in this game.â€ť