Real Madrid star Gareth Bale still considers himself a Tottenham fan

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Changed 22 Apr 2020, 18:20 IST

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Gareth Bale is playing for Tottenham in 2002

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale still considers himself a Tottenham fan and was disappointed with their Champions League final heart break last June.

Wells forward Bell left the Spurs for Santiago Bernabeu in a reported $ 86 million report on September 27 and has won the Champions League four times, as well as the LaLiga title and the Copa del Rey medal.

Bell maintains a complicated relationship with head coach Zinedine Zidane, though and is often linked with a departure, when a move by Jiangsu Suning for the Chinese Super League broke in July.

The return to Tottenham has also been overwhelming, and Bell has clearly expressed his love for the club he played between 20 and 26, describing his sorrow for the loss to Liverpool at last season’s European Showpiece.

“Everyone likes to tune in to watch the Champions League final and obviously Tottenham were there so I was very interested, I was hoping they would get to the finals like them,” Bell told BT Sport.

“They obviously had some great matches in the semifinal match [against Ajax].

“It was a bit disappointing in the finals for Tottenham fans, but you have to look at the bigger picture there They did a great job getting there and gave a good account of themselves.”

There are a number of Champions League moments, including winning the trophy in Cardiff and scoring a great overhead kick against Liverpool in the 2018 final in Kiev.

For Bell, though, it has been his favorite to beat Atletico Madrid six years ago and clinch La Decima.

“They all have their own special moment. The first one is always special because I’ve never won a trophy before and you never know the experience, the excitement and the excitement of lifting the trophy,” he added.

“Personally conquering my own city was an incredible moment for me because so many people couldn’t do it.

“Then the final one [against Liverpool] I played that goal and the goal of winning it was special.

“It’s hard to pick it up but in terms of the overall experience I would go for the first one because it was the first final and I didn’t expect it to come, its nerve and how did we win it at the last minute?”

“Celebrations were something I had never felt before. Everything was so new so it was really exciting and it made it so special.”

Spain’s stringent lockdown has plagued the coronavirus epidemic and almost all European football has been suspended.

He said: “It’s a pretty hard lockdown, we can’t get out of anything, walk or exercise or anything. It’s pretty strenuous, but I think we’re all doing it for the greater good.

“Everyone wants to play football, but the most important thing is that everyone is safe, we don’t come back too soon and we make sure everything is done safely so we can avoid the second wave of the virus.

“The hard thing is, you all hear that they want to end the season and do this and that but you have to look at the bigger picture, the most important thing is everyone’s health.

“With football everybody misses it and wants to play, everyone wants to see.

“But the bigger picture is football, the Champions League, the League and many more asons of the Cup, the important thing is getting it right now, if we can get this right, it will make football even longer and we won’t have problems like this in the future.”