Tottenham winger Gareth Bale says he gets along with manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Bale gave his backing to new Spurs boss Villas-Boas, who replaced the popular Harry Redknapp this summer.

"He's very approachable," Bale told the Guardian. "If there is a problem, or something we feel is not right, his door is open. He wants us to work that way: together, the players and staff, and if there is a problem we can always share our ideas with him and he will take it on board.

"For example, if we feel we are working too hard in training, if we say that to him, then he'll ease it off. He's still learning as well as a manager but he does all the coaching and everything himself, which is great."