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The Welsh winger is eyeing the quarter final against the Trotters as a perfect opportunity to change Spurs' fortunes after succumbing to three Premier League defeats in a row

Gareth Bale has scoped out the FA Cup quarter-final tie against Bolton as the perfect opportunity to help Tottenham change their fortunes after falling to three straight defeats in the Premier League.

Harry Redknapp’s side have lost to Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton but are hoping to see off Owen Coyle’s men to progress one step closer to Wembley.

The Welshman spoke of the importance that the tournament holds for the north London club and advantages of having the tie held at White Hart Lane.

“It’s a massive game for us,” Bale told thefa.com.

“We know our league form hasn’t been great of late, but the FA Cup is a different competition and being at home we’ve got a great chance to get to the semi-finals.

“We know it’s not going to be an easy game. It’s going to be hard work; it’s a cup tie. We’ll just go out there, give it 100 per cent, play our best football and hopefully we can be in the semi-final.”

Bale is 5/1 with Paddy Power to score the first goal when Tottenham take on Bolton.

Despite not coming up against any top-flight sides in this season's competition so far, Bale insisted that Cheltenham Town, Watford and Stevenage were more-than-worthy opponents, and feels that the club are well-prepared to win the competition.

“The teams we’ve come up against have made it difficult for us,” he explained.

“We’ve got through on merit at the end of the day, and to play Bolton will be a difficult test, and one we’re ready for.

“Any silverware is important and the FA Cup is a massive trophy in England and something we want to do well [in].”

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