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Adam: ´No problem´ with Bale

22 March 2013 16:47

Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam insists his feud with Wales attacker Gareth Bale is over ahead of the World Cup qualifier between the teams.

Tottenham star Bale was sidelined with ligament damage in May 2011 after a challenge with Adam, then at Blackpool, during an English Premier League clash.

And the row escalated after Adam caught the 23-year-old with a similarly late tackle during Tottenham's pre-season game against Liverpool prior to his move to Stoke.

But the Scot said the duo have put the past behind them, and does not expect any bad blood when they face off at Hampden Park.

"There's no problem," Adam told the Daily Mail. "I let him (Bale) score the last time, so things should be OK.

"I never spoke to him. We did speak during the game when we played them in Wales and, like I say, there's no problem. These things happen.

"We've had two incidents, but he's a top player. He could go on to one of the top clubs in the world.

"He plays for a great club in Tottenham, but he could go to Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester United easily.

"We've moved on from all that. His career has blossomed and he is playing at the top of his game. He's going to be dangerous on Friday night but, hopefully, we can cause them a lot of problems ourselves.

"He is a top player and I respect that. I don't have any grudges. He is one of these players that you want to play against.

"He is one of the select few in the world at the moment who are at the top of their game. It's a joy to watch him. Hopefully, he's quiet on Friday and we win."

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Wales

W D D W L
Competition
WC Qualification Europe
Date
22 March 2013
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Hampden Park (Glasgow)
Attendance
39365

Goals

G. Hanley 45'+1
(assist by C. Mulgrew) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
72' A. Ramsey (PG)
1 - 2
75' H. Robson-Kanu
 (assist by A. King)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
5
2
6
3
11
7
4
9 31' 75'
10 45+2' 72' 90+4'
8
Coach: C. Coleman

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