Last Updated: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:15
Gareth Bale would gladly trade in his two PFA awards for a guaranteed top-four finish with Tottenham.
Not for the first time this season, Bale was the star of the show on Sunday night, winning the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Player of the Year Award and the Young Player of the Year gong at a star-studded awards ceremony in central London.
The 23-year-old beamed with pride as he collected both awards, and during his acceptance speech reiterated his desire to return to the biggest stage of all next season - the Champions League.
Tottenham's hopes of qualifying for Europe's biggest club competition took another blow on Saturday when they needed a last-gasp equaliser to snatch a draw at lowly Wigan.
Bale has been pleased with his remarkable season, which has yielded 29 goals for club and country, but qualifying for the Champions League is far more important to the Welshman, who thinks Tottenham have a bright future ahead of them.
"I definitely would do it," Bale said when asked if he would swap his two awards for a guaranteed top-four finish.
"Overall we have been doing fantastic this season. We still have quite a young squad when you compare us to a lot of the other teams.
"A lot of us are around a similar age. We have been together now for three or four years.
"We have grown up together and the confidence is there. We are still young, we are improving every season and hopefully we can reach our ambitions, which we know we can achieve."
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