Bale targets FA Cup glory

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gareth Bale hopes that Spurs can set aside their stuttering Premier League form to secure a place in the FA Cup semi-final this weekend.

A trip to Wembley is at stake as Harry Redknapp's side face relegation-threatened Bolton at White Hart Lane, and Bale believes home advantage could be crucial.

The north London side comfortably saw off the challenge of Cheltenham Town and Watford in previous rounds but needed a replay to overcome League One Stevenage.

A 3-1 victory at the Lane booked their place in the quarter final but Owen Coyle's Trotters should pose the sternest test yet for Redknapp's men.

Spurs go into the match off the back of three consecutive Premier League defeats, having lost to Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton in recent weeks. However, Bale hopes the chance of Wembley glory will spur his team-mates on.

"It's a massive game for us," he told "We know our league form hasn't been great of late, but the FA Cup is a different competition and being at home we've got a great chance to get to the semi-finals."

The Welsh winger has found himself stationed in several different positions recently as Harry Redknapp has looked to get his key player more involved. Spurs have found goals difficult to come by and Bale anticipates another difficult outing against Bolton.

"We know it's not going to be an easy game. It's going to be hard work. We'll just go out there, give it 100 per cent, play our best football and hopefully we can be in the semi-final."

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