Bale feeling confident Spurs will beat Chelsea
Updated Thursday, 12th April 2012
Gareth Bale insists Tottenham will overcome Chelsea in this weekend's FA Cup semi-final because they have a better team than the Blues.
Spurs have not won the FA Cup in 21 years, but lead the Blues by two points and edged a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge last month - something which Bale reckons shows that the north London club will vanquish their neighbours at Wembley this weekend.
The Welshman told Spurs TV Online: "Obviously we've got difficult opposition in Chelsea. They're a great side, have done really well in the Champions League and it won't be easy, but I think if we are on our game on the day, then we can reach the final because I feel we have the better team."
He added: "We played very well at Stamford Bridge recently, it ended goalless but we had the better chances on the day and we probably should have won the game.
"That will give us plenty of confidence going into this match."
Sunday's game, which kicks off at 6pm, is the second time in two years that Spurs have played a competitive game at Wembley having reached the semi-final of the competition in 2010.
That day ended in heartbreak for the Londoners as they suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to Portsmouth, who finished that season at the bottom of the league having entered administration.
Bale, who started that game at left-back, is confident his team will not suffer the same fate this weekend.
He added: "We let ourselves down against Portsmouth two years ago, we didn't play well and that was a tough defeat to take, but we've got another chance to reach the FA Cup final and we're determined not to let it slip by this time."