Gareth Bale Quotes

I was never too much into school. I liked lunchtimes and breaks, but nah, I hated sitting at a desk. I was always looking out of the window, looking at my watch, thinking about when I could play football.

Thinking Quotes

Between 12 and 14, I shot up a ridiculous amount. The muscles were struggling to stretch and grow at the rate my bones were growing. It gave me problems with my back and my hamstrings.

Problems Quotes

When I was younger, I had some close friends who always loved European football, and Real Madrid at that time were the dominant force. I remember family holidays when we used to go to Spain, and we'd bring back replica shirts of Real Madrid and pretend to be the players when we played in the park.

Love Quotes, Time Quotes, Pain Quotes, Holiday Quotes

 

The most important thing is to not waste your money.

Important Quotes, Money Quotes

I always believed in my ability, but I think in any sport you need that little bit of luck.

Ability Quotes, Luck Quotes

My dad's the one who's always been there; he's my hero, you could say. Even when he was working, he'd do anything for me. He's been the biggest influence in my life.

Life Quotes, Work Quotes, Influence Quotes

I don't go out, so I don't get attention from girls. They're not going to have posters of me on their walls. I just try to get on with my life.

Life Quotes, Attention Quotes

I'm ambitious, I want to play in the Champions League, and that's the aim with Tottenham - to start qualifying for the Champions League on a consistent basis.

Aim Quotes

When you play in the Premier League, say you're playing against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time, they set up to block you off. But when you play in the Champions League, all the other teams are used to winning every week, so it's more of an open game, it's more attacking, end-to-end.

Time Quotes, Winning Quotes

Whenever I get days off, I go home, or friends and family come up. I'm in contact with them every day, so it's like we live next door, but obviously we live in two different countries. Football is my job, and everyone around me has given me the opportunity to purely concentrate on football, and everyone else worries about everything else.

Opportunity Quotes