Gareth Bale hails "massive" three points

Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale scores against Southampton on May 4, 2013
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Gareth Bale says that Tottenham Hotspur's win over Southampton this afternoon was "massive" for the club.

Tottenham Hotspur's match-winner Gareth Bale has hailed this afternoon's 1-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League as "massive" for the club's push for Champions League football.

The Welshman, playing against his former club, scored the decisive goal in the second half, but admitted that his team were not at their best at White Hart Lane.

"It is a massive three points and keeps our Champions League hopes alive," Bale told BBC Sport.

"Southampton played very well. The first half we didn't play well, the second half we were more confident and we got that decisive goal."

Spurs are now level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea, but have played a game more.

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