Arsenal & Tottenham Duo Scoop PFA Awards

By on April 18, 2011

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere have won the PFA Player of the Year and the PFA Young Player of the Year awards. Bale beat off competition from Arsenal’s Samir Nasri and Man City’s Carlos Tevez, who came 2nd and 3rd respectively. After receiving the award, Bale said:

“I am more than delighted really,” said Bale. “It is a massive award and it is a great honour to receive, especially from other fellow professionals.

“It is a honour really when you look at the names that have won it before and it just makes you go ‘wow’ really.

“There haven’t been too many Welshman to have won the trophy but it is great and it is great for me personally.

“It is a massive award and it is a great honour to receive, especially from other fellow professionals. ” 

“And it is not just for me, it is for all my team-mates that have helped me through the season and it is kind of for everyone really.”

“I think it is due to a bit of everything really,” added Bale.

“At the beginning I wasn’t really playing much and I always believed in myself that if I did get a run in the team – which I eventually did – that I would be able to prove what I can do.

“That did happen and I kind of never really looked back from there.

“Playing in a good team with good players definitely helped me a lot and all the boys have been fantastic, the manager has been fantastic, giving me my chance, and it is something I want to improve on.”

Wilshere has been an almost ever-present figure at the heart of Arsenal’s midfield this season and after receiving his award, said:

“It is my first full season and it is a massive award, especially from my fellow players. It is amazing.

“I am very proud to be the fifth recipient from Arsenal, it is good to keep this history going.

“Arsenal is a good club for bringing youngsters through and they keep proving it so I would like to thank the manager as well.”

“It is my first full season and it is a massive award, especially from my fellow players. It is amazing.”

“I am a bit surprised,” he said. “I always knew I could do but still it was a surprise how early it came.

“I am delighted just to be in the team to win an award, so I have to keep it up now and hopefully we can win something this year.”

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