Tottenham’s Gareth Bale set his sights on player of the year award

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gareth Bale admits he would love to win the PFA player of the year award for a second time

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Gareth Bale has scored 18 Premier League goals this term Photo: Back Page Images

Gareth Bale has admitted it would be a “massive honour” if the Tottenham Hotspur winger won the PFA player of the year award for a second time.

The Wales international was on target in a 3-1 victory over Manchester City at White Hart Lane on Sunday as he helped the north London side keep in touch with Arsenal and Chelsea in the top-four race.

The 23-year-old midfielder has scored 13 goals in his last 13 games for Spurs in all competitions, taking his tally to 18 Premier League goals this term after earning himself a nomination for the PFA award.

And Bale, who won the award in 2011 and is also nominated for the young player of the year prize, would love to get his hands on the trophy again.

“It’s massive. It’s great for your peers to vote for you,” said Bale.

“Hopefully I do win. To be nominated is fantastic and fingers crossed [I do win].”

Bale also hailed Tottenham for showing the character to come from behind and secure a big three points in the race to secure a top-four finish on Sunday.

“We knew it was a massive game and the lads showed what we have in the team – a lot of character,” he added.

“It was a fantastic turnaround. As soon as we scored the first, everyone had that belief and confidence.

“The fans raised the noise and gave us that belief to go forward and thankfully we were able to score two more.

“We need to keep that character, team spirit, and togetherness in to the last five games and push for our objectives this season.”

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