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Tottenham ace Gareth Bale: Confidence massive thing for me

Tottenham ace Gareth Bale admits he plays on confidence.

The Wales captain has had a mixed season at Tottenham, with form and fitness issues under boss Jose Mourinho.

Bale - who has ten goals in 25 games for Spurs so far this season - explained: “Confidence is a massive thing in football.

“Whether you are the best player or the worst, having confidence as a footballer — especially for me — is one of the most important things.

“Playing in the final third you need to take risks. You really need to feel good about yourself and to be able to beat a defender, shoot and score goals.

“I'm building my confidence up slowly which has been good — and that has shown in my performances and with scoring goals.

“I need to keep improving, keep putting in good performances. And then hopefully they can keep on getting better and better to lead into the Euros."

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