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Bale praises summer signings

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Gareth Bale has praised new signings Emmanuel Adebayor and Scott Parker, pro-claiming that both players add what the squad lacked last season.

Adebayor joined on a season long loan from Manchester City while Parker arrived on deadline day from West Ham United in a deal worth a reported £5m. 

The Togolese forward hit is second and third goals against Liverpool and Parker has already demonstrated his ability in the middle of park, already forging a formidible partnership and Luka Modric.

Bale believes the addition of both players means Spurs are more than capable of achieving a top four finish this season after falling short in the race for the Champions League places last year.

“Adebayor is a great character. He gets along with everyone. He has lifted the spirits in the place,” the Welshman said.

“He is a good character to have in the dressing room and we need someone like that so it’s a great addition to our squad and hopefully he can keep on going.

“He is a lively, bubbly character and it’s great for him to be here. The longer he stays the better. On the pitch he has been fantastic.

“He can play the ball on the floor, in the air, and he has scored three goals in two games and that’s exactly what we needed.

“He and Jermain Defoe have struck up a good partnership too and hopefully they can continue to do that.”

On Parker, Bale added: “Scott is a leader. He shows that on the pitch. He is aggressive and he plays with his heart on his sleeve.

“He rallies us up all before games and gets us motivated so they are two great signings for us and they have shown that already on the pitch. We have a better team now than last year.”

The former Southampton trainee has also revealed his delight that Spurs managed to keep hold of Modric, who was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea throughout the summer transfer window.

“Keeping Luka was massive for the club and the team so we are aiming to achieve things and that’s why we want our best players to stay,” the 22-year-old said.

“His goal against Liverpool was a great strike. The keeper had no chance.

“Luka has been fine throughout all that has happened. He has been a true professional and has been great with everybody.

“There is no doubt in the dressing room that we can finish in the top four. We showed how good we are against Liverpool and Wolves last weekend and in patches against Man Utd and Man City.

“We are all confident we can get in to the top four and I am sure that we will.”

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