Bale reveals he is still Spurs fan giving hope of return from Real one day

first_img5GARETH BALE has admitted he is still a Tottenham fan.SunSport revealed earlier this week the Wales star will stay at Real Madrid after being told new major signings are on hold amid the coronavirus crisis.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates5 Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has admitted he is still a Tottenham fanCredit: Getty Images – GettyBut that has not stopped Bale reiterating his love for Spurs, seven years on after he left White Hart Lane for the Bernabeu in a then world-record £86million deal.Bale revealed he found it difficult watching old club Tottenham lose to Liverpool in last season’s Champions League final in Madrid when speaking to BT Sport’s Throwbacks programme.He said: “Everybody loves tuning in to watch the Champions League final, and obviously Tottenham were there so I had a very keen interest, I was hoping they’d get to the final like they did. They had some great matches on the way, obviously in the semi-final.”For us Tottenham fans it was a bit disappointing in the final, but you have to look at the bigger picture. They did great to get there and gave a good account of themselves.”Bale, who had been linked with a return to Tottenham last January, agreed a deal to sign for Chinese club Jiangsu Suning last summer before the move collapsed.The 30-year-old has had a strained relationship with boss Zinedine Zidane but, with two years left on his current £650,000-a-week Real deal, looks certain to stay in Madrid.5 Welsh wizard Bale left Tottenham in 2013 to join Los BlancosCredit: EPADuring his successful spell in the Spanish capital, Bale has won the Champions League with Real four times – in Lisbon, Milan, his hometown of Cardiff and Kiev.But he reckons the first time he lifted European’s biggest prize after scoring in Real’s 4-1 extra-time win over cross-city rivals Atletico was the best.Bale added: “They all have their own special moments. The first one is always so special because I’d never won a trophy before and you don’t know the experience, excitement and euphoria you get from lifting the trophy.”Winning in my home city was an incredible moment for me personally because not many people get to do that.”Then the last final (against Liverpool) I played in I scored that goal and for it to be the winning goal was also special.5 Bale put Real 2-1 up against Atletico Madrid in the 2014 Champions League finalCredit: Getty – Contributor”It’s difficult to pick one but in terms of the overall experience I’d go for the first one because it was the first final and I didn’t expect what was coming, the nerves of it and how we won it in the last minute.”The celebrations were something I’d never experienced before. Everything was just new so it was really exciting and it made it so special.”Bale has been in lockdown in Spain for the last six weeks but he has urged caution over when the season should resume to avoid a second wave of the virus.Bale said: “It’s quite a strict lockdown, we can’t go out at all, can’t go out for a walk or exercise or anything. It’s very strict, but I guess we’re all doing it for the greater good.”Everyone wants to play football, but the most important thing is everyone stays safe, we don’t come back too early and we make sure everything is done safely so we avoid the second wave of this virus.5MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.”The difficult thing, you hear everyone saying they want to get the season finished and do this and that. But you need to look at the bigger picture, the most important thing is everyone’s health.”With football, everyone misses it and wants to play, everyone wants to watch.”But the bigger picture is there will be many more seasons of football, Champions Leagues, leagues and cups, the important thing is getting this right now, if we can get that right, it’ll make football last much longer in the future and we won’t have a problem like this in the future.”Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealGareth Bale shows his footie skills with a golf ball as he stays in to avoid coronaviruslast_img read more

Lim saves 24 million

first_imgThe General Court understands that the Commission’s decision, which since 2016 required such payments, “suffers from several manifest errors of assessment”, which commends the resources presented by the respective law firms of the clubs and also by the IVF, who has been on his side throughout the process. “We always trust in European justice and in the annulment of this sanction by the Court, that is why our position was always very clear, it was not fair and we should not pay anything until we heard the sentence,” commented the president of Valencia. , Anil Murthy. For his part, his counterpart from Elche, Joaquín Buitrago, He affirmed that his club “has removed a large slab from above”.The events denounced by the European Commission occurred between 2009 and 2010. The IVF endorsed the foundations of both entities with two loans for the purchase of club shares, the same operation was made with the Hercules from Alicante (although his case was also dismissed by the General Court a year ago) and even with the Pick up, although his case was never studied. As the European Commission denounced, such guarantees, because there was no guarantee premium for the financial situation of the clubs, were synonymous with “aid” rather than a market operation. But, as the lawyers have shown, the Commission’s assessment was erroneous and therefore the requirement for payments is canceled.To Valencia the favorable sentence alleviates the accounts. The club, which would stay out of Europe if the current classification were validated, had a provident fund for the fine, including five million that Lim promised to pay the VCF Foundation in the sale process and diverted to the fund. The leaders of the Valencia CF Y Elche CF, as well as the managers of the Valencian Institute of Finance (IVF), entity linked to the Valencian generalitat, they took a joy in these times that run of restlessness; a breather and good savings. The General Court of the European Union (EU) annulled the decision of the European Comission regarding the measures it understood as state aid to said clubs. This means that Valencia is released from having to pay 24 million euros (more interest) and Elche 4.1 (more interest).last_img read more