Michael Dawson is confident Tottenham teammate Gareth Bale is happy where he is.

Dawson believes Bale will stay at Spurs and reject overtures from the likes of Barcelona and Real ­Madrid.

He told the Daily Star Sunday: "He is such a great talent - world class - but he loves it here and I am sure he will stay for a long time.

"When we beat United at Old Trafford it gave us tremendous belief. We expect some kind of backlash but we sent out a message to other clubs and maybe we can do the same again."