Tottenham Not Going To Sell Gareth Bale - Harry Redknapp

Victory over Inter was one of the greatest nights of my career, says boss
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists the club are not looking to sell Gareth Bale.

The Welshman has put in a string of strong performances this season, prompting links with Europe's elite clubs in the process.

And even Inter boss Rafael Benitez recently hinted of an interest in the 21-year-old, after his side were defeated by Spurs at White Hart Lane.

"As far as selling him goes, the people who own Tottenham are not poor people," Redknapp said, according to The Sun.

"They don't need to sell him.

"I don't think Gareth needs to go anywhere else to play his football. He needs to stay here at White Hart Lane."

The Spurs boss also lavished praise on his entire team for their effort in handing out a 3-1 defeat to the current European champions.

"Gareth was brilliant but the whole team was brilliant - all of them," he said.

"We outplayed Inter. We were much the better team from start to finish. It was an outstanding performance, one of the greatest nights the fans have seen at White Hart Lane.

"You have to put it into perspective. Look at who we were playing against. Inter Milan. The Champions League holders."

He added in the Daily Mail: "It was one of the greatest nights of my career.

"This was the Champions League holders and we out-played them."

And one of the highlights of the game was the battle between full-back Maicon and Bale, with the Welshman coming out on top.

Such was the intensity of the performance that a section of the home fans chanted 'Taxi for Maicon' during the game.

"Bale was unstoppable and was playing against Brazil right-back Maicon, rated by many the best in the world," Redknapp said.

"It's like you're a boxer knocking everybody out. But it's only when you do it against the top people that it counts.

"Well, he was coming up against the champion tonight and he has done it again.

"He has given him the most torrid time you would ever wish to see."

The former Portsmouth boss added: "It was amazing to see him do that against such a top player. Luis Figo came up to me afterwards and said that Bale was amazing.

"When Figo says that, he must be a fantastic footballer. He said: 'He killed us, twice.'"

Despite his rise towards fulfilling his potential in recent times, Redknapp insists that Bale has no airs around himself.

"Gareth is a great boy and he is low maintenance," he continued. "He never causes anybody a problem. I gave him four days off last week because he’d been working so hard and I told him to go abroad for a few days and he did: he went to Cardiff to stay at his Mum’s."

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