Gareth Bale joins Messi on the cover of FIFA 14

EA will be hoping Spurs star stays at Spurs.

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We wish we played for Chelsea.

Gareth Bale joins Lionel Messi on the cover of FIFA 14, EA has announced.

The Spurs (for now) star is a big fan of FIFA, and expressed his delight at finally making it big.

"Yeah I play a lot with my friends from home and we have big tournaments when they come to my house and I also play online," he said. "So yes, I play a lot.

"I've played as myself a few times, the stats are good - but obviously everyone wants them to be a bit better. But it's a great game, I enjoy playing it."

Bale did some motion capture work for FIFA 14, specifically for his free kicks and his trademark heart celebration.

"The things I liked to see most were the free kick technique I use, and the way I take penalties etc," he said. "It's all interesting stuff, and to see it on the game makes it more realistic.

"I did my trademark celebration, the heart. We did a few shots of that and a couple of others which I've done during games last season. It's great to see them back on the screen, and it will be brilliant to see them on the game.

"Mainly all the celebrations I did last season, such as jumping up and pumping my fist. Also running with my arms out like a plane."

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