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Bale: Southampton win is massive

6 May 2013 11:04

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has described his side's win over Southampton on Saturday as "massive" in the battle for a top-four finish.

The 23-year-old struck a late winner against his boyhood club to move Spurs within two points of fourth-placed Arsenal having played a game less than their rivals.

After the game, Bale expressed delight at having earned three points in order to prolong Tottenham's bid for UEFA Champions League qualification.

"It was a tough game," he said. "They played well in the first half especially and made it difficult for us.

"The team worked so hard and as I said, I was lucky enough to get the winner. It’s a massive win and keeps our hopes alive."

The Wales international also hailed Southampton's performance, even putting his long-distance strike down to good fortune.

"Southampton made it difficult, there wasn't a lot of space but I tried my luck on the right in the last 20 minutes and I was able to get some shots off," he said.

"Luckily enough, one of them went in."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
4 May 2013
Game week
36
Kick-off
16:30
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0
Venue
White Hart Lane (London)
Attendance
36190

Goals

G. Bale 86'
(assist by K. Walker) 
1 - 0

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33
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# Player Bookings
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42
1
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15
16
33

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