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Alves tells Tottenham's Bale: You will be fullback at Barcelona

Daniel Alves has told Tottenham winger Gareth Bale "at Barcelona you'll play fullback". Bale has been linked with Barca in recent weeks.

And Alves told the Guardian: "Take Gareth Bale, a player I love.

"He's a full-back in the Brazilian mould, he has a similar idea. In Europe [Spurs] play him as a winger, but in my team he'd always be a full-back. People get scared and play attacking full-backs as wingers. They think they will attack more, but often they attack less and less well. It happened with Roberto Carlos: as a winger, he was less effective, he needs to start his run sooner. Bale is more skilful and good as a winger, but at Barcelona he would be a full-back."

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