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Bale relieved to halt Spurs´ slump

1 April 2013 12:58

Gareth Bale has expressed his relief after Tottenham put an end to their poor run of form by beating Swansea 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

Andre Villas-Boas' side had suffered defeats against Liverpool, Inter Milan and Fulham in their previous three games but returned to winning ways on Saturday thanks to goals from Jan Vertonghen and Bale himself.

"It was important for us to get a win," Bale told reporters.

"We had lost our last three games in all competitions, so it was important to stop the rot and try to kick on.

"We're still in the running for our objectives and hopefully we can fulfil them.

"We're in a great position now for Champions League qualification and that's the most important thing. It was a great result for us, so hopefully we can keep this run going now."

Belgium defender Vertonghen, meanwhile, admitted he has rarely experienced such a prolific spell in front of goal after notching his fourth goal in five matches.

"I'm very pleased to score," he said.

"For a club I don't think I've had such a run of goals, but I've always scored quite a lot of goals for a defender, so I would say it's a good run.

"I always try to score. I scored one and I wanted to go for a second one, but I don't care who scores. I'm just aiming for third or fourth place. If we finish in third or fourth place without me scoring again, I'll be happy."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
30 March 2013
Game week
31
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Liberty Stadium (Swansea)
Attendance
20604

Goals

0 - 1
8' J. Vertonghen
 (assist by G. Bale)
0 - 2
21' G. Bale
 (assist by J. Vertonghen)
Michu 71'
(assist by Sung-Yong Ki) 
1 - 2

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
24
16
17
2
14
19
25
# Player Bookings
18
23 88'
6
29
32
33
57

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