Spurs' spirit will see us bid for glory on two fronts until the end of the season, says Bale
19:53 GMT, 1 April 2013
23:10 GMT, 1 April 2013
Gareth Bale has said Tottenham can keep fighting on two fronts until the end of the season, claiming Champions League football for next season and challenging for the Europa League.
Spurs sit in third in the Premier League, five points ahead of north London rivals Arsenal in fifth, but have played a game more than the Gunners.
They also host Basel in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday, but talisman Bale believes the togetherness in the squad will see them through.
Ready to go: Gareth Bale said Tottenham can use their team spirit to compete on two fronts
'We are a very close group as a team. At some places there's little groups here and little groups there but we have got a great team spirit and we want to take that into the rest of the season,' Bale told Eurosport.
'The main thing for us is that we don’t get carried away. We're comfortably able to finish fourth in the league and competing for third – we've got to take it game by game.
'We can push on in the Europa League as well against Basle. Our away form has been very good – we showed that against Lyon. We want to do as well as we can in both competitions.'
Bale's stunning strike against Swansea in Spurs' 2-1 win at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday was his 22nd for Spurs in all competitions this season, prompting some to brand him as one of the best in the world.
Flying high: Bale scored his 22nd goal of the season for Spurs against Swansea on Saturday
But for the man himself, two giants of the Spanish League are still the ones to beat.
'Ronaldo and Messi have set the standard as the best players in the world, and everyone wants to play like them' said Bale.
'Year by year I'm improving and I can still improve.'