Andre Villas-Boas credits Spurs team for helping to make Real Madrid bound Gareth Bale a world class player

Speaking exclusively to ITV's Ned Boulting ahead of Spurs v Dinamo Tblisi, Andre Villas-Boas has explained why Gareth Bale's team-mates at Spurs deserve credit for helping to make him one of world football's most treasured players.

Bale is on the verge of joining Real Madrid for a world record fee in excess of £80m, but Villas-Boas does not want to take any credit for bringing out the best in his game last season.

Instead, he says the players who supported Bale on the pitch at Spurs deserve the lion's share of praise, while he also confirmed that Bale will be joining Real Madrid in the next few days.