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Basle coach Yakin insists no plans for Tottenham's Bale

Basle coach Murat Yakin says they have no special plan for Tottenham star Gareth Bale in tonight's Europa League clash.

Yakin could be forgiven for issuing his players with strict guidelines designed to stop the in-form Wales international having an impact on the tie, with Bale's current goal tally for club and country this season already standing at 27.

"I have obviously got great respect for all teams in this country and they all have quality players," he said.

"In terms of Gareth Bale, we are looking to disrupt his game but we will not be going for man-to-man marking and indeed we will be looking to play our own game.

"That will hopefully effect Bale's game because we will be playing our own way and we will be able to affect Tottenham getting the ball to Bale."

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