By ESPNSTAR.com staff
One of the stars for Tottenham last season, the Welshman was heavily linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, especially after the club missed out on a place in the Champions League. However, Bale surprised many by agreeing to a contract extension. He told the club's official website that it was Spurs' continued growth that convinced him a move was not necessary.
"I've been here for five years now and since I've come we've kind of improved every year. The Club is going in the right direction, I am enjoying my football here, the fans are great to me and the boys are great in the dressing room," Bale shared.
"It was good to put pen to paper and I am looking forward to the future."
Although manager Andre Villas-Boas' reign at the club began with a Premier League loss to Newcastle, Bale is confident the team have what it takes to regain a spot in Europe's top tournament at the end of this season.
"It was obviously massively disappointing to miss out on the Champions League. I think this year we've got a great chance to get straight back in and that is the main aim for all of us," he stated.
"That is where this club deserves to be, we showed a couple of years ago that it is where we belong. We will be fighting hard for that as well as other trophies."
The winger also reflected on the changes Villas-Boas has brought to the Spurs squad.
"It is a lot more tactical and technical, so it is exciting and the team is looking forward to the season really getting underway with the way we are playing," Bale said.
"I think he has his own style of play and that is what we've been working on."
Tottenham host West Brom in a domestic league fixture this Saturday.