Tottenham’s Gareth Bale says the club need to bounce back from the disappointment of missing out on the UEFA Champions League.
Andre Villas-Boas’ men won their final game of the season against Sunderland on Sunday but were pipped to the post for fourth place by rivals Arsenal.
However, while Bale admits this was tough to take, he feels Tottenham will come back stronger.
“It was obviously great to sign off with a great goal in the last minute, but circumstances made it hard to celebrate,” he told the club’s official website.
“To play the way we have also but to miss out on our objective is very disappointing.”
Bale also believes the club can take consolation from amassing a record number of points, a feat which is something he feels his down to Villas-Boas and his teammates.
“We fought hard this season, the team and the manager have been great. We have got the record points for the club in the Premier League,” Bale said.
“That would normally be enough to qualify for the Champions League, but it’s not meant to be again. It’s disappointing, but we will pick ourselves up again. We will just have to regroup this season and give it another go.”
Bale has been linked with a big money move away from White Hart Lane although, as things stand, the Welshman remains a Tottenham player.