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 Bale shows his footie skills with a golf ball as he stays in to avoid coronaviruslast_img read more

Virginia dad claims Kingdom of North Sudan for his little princess

first_imgJeremiah Heaton was playing with his daughter in their Abingdon, Virginia, home last winter when she asked whether she could be a real princess.Heaton, a father of three who works in the mining industry, didn’t want to make any false promises to Emily, then 6, who was “big on being a princess.” But he still said yes.“As a parent, you sometimes go down paths you never thought you would,” Heaton said.Within months, Heaton was journeying through the desolate southern stretches of Egypt and into an unclaimed 800-square-mile patch of arid desert. There, on June 16 – Emily’s seventh birthday – he planted a blue flag with four stars and a crown on a rocky hill. The area, a sandy expanse sitting along the Sudanese border, morphed from what locals call Bir Tawil into what Heaton and his family call the “Kingdom of North Sudan.”There, Heaton is the self- proclaimed king and Emily is his princess.“I wanted to show my kids I will literally go to the ends of the earth to make their wishes and dreams come true,” Heaton said.Sheila Carapico, professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, told the Bristol Herald Courier last week that Heaton would need legal recognition from neighboring countries, the United Nations or other groups to have actual political control of the land.last_img read more

More Brits have booked flights abroad during the w

first_imgMore Brits have booked flights abroad during the winter months, figures from cheap flights carrier easyJet have revealed.The airline has experienced a 17 percent increase in the number of passengers booking flights to European destinations this winter.According to psychologist Dr David Holmes, of Manchester Metropolitan University, a winter break benefits a person’s “mind, body and soul”.”Visiting countries with longer, brighter sunlight hours and/or taking an active holiday such as skiing or snowboarding is the perfect way to lift our spirits,” he said.”Physical activity increases the level of endorphins in our body which help boost feelings of control and happiness.”Ski destinations in Europe have enjoyed heavy snowfalls this year, with a number of resorts in Italy and France having opened a month ahead of schedule.easyJet flies to a number of airports close to ski resorts, including Geneva, Grenoble and Innsbruck.The airline recently announced that it has chosen the Alzheimer’s Society as its 2009 charity partner.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedCourchevel hosts Dali exhibition for skiersSkiers looking for a cultural destination this winter may head to Courchevel as the resort hosts a Dali exhibition.Brits hop on winter flights to EuropeBritish tourists are fleeing the UK to remedy their winter blues with some holiday cheer, according to easyJet.More cheap flights on offer from StanstedMore cheap flights on offer from Stanstedlast_img read more