The world’s most in form player talks Spurs, Champions League and Ryan Giggs!
Hi Gareth, you’re in fantastic form, are you able to keep your feet on the ground?
Yeah, I’m just being me and enjoying playing my football at the moment.
What do you put your recent form down to?
There’s lots of things, the team is playing really well at the moment and the manager has got confidence in us. I feel like I’m improving as a player all the time and when those things come together we’re capable of great performances like we showed against Inter.
How far can Spurs go in the Champions League, can you win it?
I don’t think you can say that but never say never. We’re certainly not just there to make up the numbers we want to do as well as we can. Every game we play in the competition we are looking to win and we just take one game at a time and not get too carried away with everything.
You’re attracting attention from the big boys. Do you see your long-term future at Spurs?
I’m just enjoying playing my football at the moment and I am learning every week and the manager believes in me so I am happy at Tottenham. We’ve got a good young side and I want to keep playing my football there and keep progressing as a player.
Are you aware of all the transfer speculation surrounding you now?
I don’t take too much notice of it all. Obviously a lot of people in the media are saying stuff but I try to keep my feet on the ground and work hard in training and become a better player.
Can you achieve what you want to at Tottenham?
I think we can achieve what we want with the squad and manager we’ve got. If we keep doing what we’re doing there’s a lot of bring things in the future.
Do you have to pinch yourself when you think of how far you’ve come personally in the last year or so?
I don’t really think about it too much I just concentrate on enjoying my football and doing the best I can.
Are you the best left sided player in the world right now?
A lot of people are saying nice things about me at the moment, which is great, but I know I’ve got to keep going and work hard still.
Ryan Giggs is you’re role model, they don’t come much better than him do they?
Ever since he made his debut he’s shown what a good player and good person he is He’s an amazing person to follow and hopefully I can get near him in terms of my performances.
Are you in the best form of your career?
Yeah I’m really enjoying it at the moment.
Do you think your performances against Inter have announced yourself to the world audience?
I don’t know I’m not sure. I don’t look at any papers or anything; it’s just about me playing the best football I can. I’m just a normal person and I just want to keep doing well for Tottenham.