Bale more than fine at Spurs
Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has revealed that the idea of leaving the capital club during the off-season never even occurred to him.
There was previously much talk over whether he would follow former Spurs team-mate Luka Modric to Spain and link up with admirers Barcelona.
But the 23-year-old instead opted to sign a new four-year contract at White Hart Lane prior to the start of the new season.
Now in his sixth season with the north London outfit, Bale insists he always knew he was in the right place to play his football.
Asked whether the notion of him moving on crossed his mind, he said: "No. I've always been focused on my game, playing football, and I'm enjoying myself here at the moment so there's no reason to go anywhere.
"I'm enjoying my football, we've got a great squad now and hopefully next season we can get Champions League football, where we should be."
Meanwhile, Bale is confident Spurs' 3-1 win at Reading on Sunday will help kick-start their Premier League campaign as they look to secure a return to the Champions League in 2013/14.
"We didn't have a great start last year and we were in a similar position this year," the Wales international said.
"We went on a run last season and there's no reason why we can't do it this year.
"It feels like a new club at the moment with the new training ground. It has excited everybody, and has brought everybody up again."