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Tottenham aren't getting carried away by Premier League title talk, insists Bale

By Sports Desk November 01, 2020

Gareth Bale insists Tottenham are not thinking about a Premier League title challenge after his late goal handed them a 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday. 

The Wales international headed home his first goal since re-joining the club on loan from Real Madrid in September, seven years after swapping north London for the Spanish capital. 

Spurs had earlier gone ahead thanks to Harry Kane's 13th-minute penalty before Tariq Lamptey equalised for the Seagulls. 

The result moved Jose Mourinho's side up to second, two points behind leaders Liverpool, but Bale says no-one at the club is getting carried away. 

"It's very competitive, we know not to get too carried away," he told Sky Sports. "There are some great teams and we are just going to keep working as hard as we can."

Bale's goal was his first for Tottenham since May 2013 and came in his fourth appearance since his return.

While primarily brought back to help form a potent attack alongside Kane and Son Heung-min, Bale insists he would be just as happy doing the dirty work if that was demanded by Mourinho.

"You just want to come on and do a job for the team," he added. "I worked for the team and was lucky enough to get the goal.

"Everyone always talks about individuals but I've always said I'm a team player. I'd be happy coming on doing a job even if it's defending. The most important thing is the collective.

"We are growing every game. Even if we make mistakes we are learning from them and we can only use that as a positive.

"I haven't played a lot of football. I had a little problem with my knee so it's taking a bit of time. I am working hard in training and when I get chances."

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