'It's not about me!' - Bale desperate to help Tottenham secure Champions League place

The 23-year-old Wales international fires Spurs to third place after another impressive performance and gives the club a massive boost ahead of the crucial north London derby
Gareth Bale insists his individual performances will not overshadow Tottenham's bid to secure Champions League football this season.

The winger scored a stunning goal from 25 yards in the dying moments, adding to his opening goal which saw Spurs overcome a resilient West Ham in their 3-2 victory at Upton Park on Monday night.

The attacking midfielder has been in imperious form for the White Hart Lane outfit, scoring eight goals in the club's last six games and lifting it above rival Chelsea and Arsenal to third place in the Premier League standings.

The 23-year-old was, however, modest about his own contribution and insisted that the most important aim was for the team to secure European football.

"I'm just enjoying the football. The team's playing well which makes things easier. But it's not about me it's about the team," Bale told Sky Sports.

Tottenham is set to host Arsenal on Saturday.

"We know its going to be a massive game, they are a great team," Bale told Sky Sports. "We obviously want to get the three points to keep our Champions League hopes alive."