Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale aims to ruin Chelsea’s Champions League hopes – a year after they denied his club a place in the competition, says The
Spurs finished in the top four of the Premier League last season, which should have assured qualification for Europe’s premier club competition.
But the Blues, who finished sixth in their domestic campaign, surprisingly won the trophy in a thrilling final against Bayern Munich, thereby consigning Tottenham and Bale to the consolation prize of the Europa League – with the Welshman now seeking revenge.
Bale said: “I think I was more annoyed than anything else watching that Champions League final and seeing all our hard work wasted.”
“I thought Bayern battered Chelsea but it was one of those nights which you couldn’t control. What happened has driven us on and we’ve used that as an incentive this year.”
Tottenham travel to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening with qualification still in their own hands.
A victory against Rafa Benitez’s men, coupled with wins against Stoke and Sunderland in their last two matches, would guarantee Andre Villas-Boas’ side a route into the Champions League.
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