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Gareth Bale has clarified his comments about his loan at Tottenham and his return to Real Madrid.
The Wales international has claimed on international duty that expected to return to the Spanish club for next season and Spurs fans were left unhappy and construed comments about getting fit for the Euros as using their club as something of a fitness centre.
Bale recently clarified those comments when asked about whether he needed to play regular football next season to be able to play at the World Cup in the future.
“I think for me, first and foremost I still have this season, and I still have plenty of games to go for the Euros,” he said in his latest press conference when asked by Sky Sports.
“Obviously, going into next season, legally my contract says I have to go back to Real Madrid, which is what I stated, which I don’t think is being disrespectful to anybody. That’s legally what I have to do.
“Real Madrid are I guess my parent club and as far as I agreed I was on Tottenham on loan until the end of the season and I go back. That’s the plan so far.
“The reason I left was because I wanted to play games and get match fit and enjoy my football. Obviously come the summer I will go back to Real Madrid and we’ll go from there.
“I think the plan is to go back and then whether then I sit down with my agent is something we’ll do in the summer.”