By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Defeat at the hands of Arsenal on Saturday meant that Spurs have lost three consecutive Premier League games (Wigan, Manchester City, Arsenal), and the pressure is firmly mounting on the Lilywhites as their hopes of securing passage into the Champions League appear to be slipping away.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas has felt the full brunt of fan displeasure, and some have started to question the effectiveness of the Portuguese's tactics as Spurs, who had Emmanuel Adebayor sent off in the 18th minute, once again looked out of sorts against Arsenal.
However, Bale has echoed his manager's view that Spurs were the better team in the North London derby and assured fans that his side would get a run of positive results sooner rather than later.
Speaking to the Spurs' official website, Bale declared: "We started well, felt in control, got an early goal and the lads were confident that we'd see out the rest of the game or even take the game to them and score more goals.
"It was obviously disappointing in the end but the lads showed spirit, we fought back and tried to attack at every chance.
"If the lads show that spirit in every game, with 11 men, I'm sure we'll be fine."
Bale also revealed that Adebayor was feeling guilty for his reckless challenge on Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla which led to the Togo international being expelled from the game.
"He's down, disappointed and so are the rest of the lads.
"We just have to pick ourselves up from here and go again."
Adebayor will now miss the next three league games for Spurs following his dismissal and defender William Gallas believes the club will miss the 28-year-old striker up front.
"I think it will be a big loss for us because Adebayor has a lot of quality," Gallas was quoted as saying by the Hackney Gazette.
"He can keep the ball, he can score and we can play long or short.
"From the pitch it [the red card] was difficult for the players to accept.
We spoke with the referee. We said to him 'it's not fair', but some people on the TV said he deserved the red card.
"I think he [Adebayor] was sorry, even if he didn't say anything.
He was really sorry, we could see that on his face. Now we have to forget that game because it was painful."
The French defender also highlighted Adebayor's sending off as the turning point of the game and claimed his side may not have lost the game if they had 11 men on the pitch.
"It is very difficult to accept [the result]. At the beginning of the game we played very well and we scored the first goal. I thought we controlled the game but after the sending-off of Adebayor it was really difficult for us.
"We were unlucky because we were down to 10 men and that's hard, especially when you play away and when you play against a team like Arsenal, who play really good football.
"It's really difficult to keep that score so I think we were unlucky."
However, Gallas did admit that Spurs were not at their best in recent times but backed his team to find their form once again.
"In the Man City game, and against Chelsea, I think we missed something but we have to work again and try to come back," Gallas added.
"The season is still long. We have to work hard and we know how hard it is to qualify for the Champions League."
"I know it's not easy sometimes but we have to come back to training, work again and try to have confidence because it's true that confidence can be low.
"We lost 5-2 so the confidence can be low, but we will be okay.
"Every game is very good because it means you can forget about the game you have played before."