Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/9/13
Spurs star Gareth Bale believes he can progress even further in the future after collecting the latest in a long line of awards at a gala dinner in London. Bale was voted Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year ahead of Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, adding to his victories in the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year ballots. The 23-year-old has scored 25 goals in all competitions from an advanced midfield role, helping to keep Andre Villas-Boas' side in the race for a place in the Champions League. "Hopefully there is a lot more (to come)," the Wales international said. "I have only just started in my new free role in the middle, so there is still a lot to learn in that position for me, I still need to kind of figure out a few things - which is important. "As I say to myself every season, I want to improve again, there are still things I need to improve, there are things which need working on in more areas than others, and I can do that...
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