Welsh winger Gareth Bale is confident that Tottenham will overcome Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup as, according to him, Spurs have a better team than the Blues.
Tottenham, who are just two points ahead of Chelsea in the Premier League, may not be able to keep their position for long as they have only managed to win four out of their last eight league games. Furthermore, their recent lack of big game experience may count against them - Spurs have only one trophy in comparison to Chelsea's eight over the last decade.
Nevertheless, Bale believes Spurs have a good chance of reaching the finals of the FA Cup.
"Chelsea are a great side and have done really well in the Champions League. It won't be easy. But if we are on our game on the day, then we can reach the final because I feel we have the better team," said Bale, according to a BBC report.
Bale feels Spurs' recent good performance against the Blues at Stamford Bridge will give them lots of confidence ahead of the FA Cup semi-final.
"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," he added.
However, Tottenham, who last won the FA Cup in the 1990/1991 season, have very painful memories of their last trip to Wembley in 2010. They suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Portsmouth. Bale, who was played the game as a young left-back, says that this time he is confident that Tottenham will go all the way.
"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," The Sun reported Bale as saying.
Meanwhile, Spurs' captain Ledley King called a meeting (at the training ground) with all his teammates on Tuesday to discuss the reason for Tottenham's poor Premier League performance of late. However, Bale hopes that their recent loss against Norwich City will be forgotten by now.
"Monday was disappointing, but we're all looking forward to Wembley now. We just need to get on with it and move on. It's not every day that you play at Wembley in the semi-final of the FA Cup, especially in a London derby, so that will be great for the atmosphere. It's a fantastic occasion to look forward to and, hopefully, we've some history to make," The Independent quoted Bale as saying.