Tuesday 17 January 2012
Tottenham star Gareth Bale has praised the quality of Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City - but says his club has the ability to upset them in Sunday's League match at the Etihad Stadium.
City enjoyed a 5-1 win at White Hart Lane in August as Roberto Mancini's side enjoyed a lightning start to the season, but Spurs have hit brilliant form since then and are keeping pace in the title race.
"We've come a long way since the start of the season."
- Gareth Bale
"It will be a big game and one we're looking forward to. There is no reason why we can't pull off a result there," said Bale.
"City still have a great squad and a great team and no matter what team they put out it will be difficult to play against.
"It wasn't a great start to the season losing to the two Manchester clubs, but all the lads have shown what a great spirit we have here and the determination we have. We've come a long way since then.
"We know we have to play our best football to beat them - they gave us a lesson at home at the start of the season.
"They started the season very well which wasn't good for us, but we bounced back. I'm sure it will be a great game."