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Coleman raps Spurs legend Waddle over Bale advice

Wales coach Chris Coleman has rapped Tottenham legend Chris Waddle over his advice for Gareth Bale.

Former England and Spurs winger Waddle reckons Bale will suffer like countryman Ryan Giggs by not reaching a major international tournament - so the 23-year-old's attention must switch to winning trophies at club level.

Coleman said: "It's surprising that someone who has played international football, as Chris has done for England, has come out and said that.

"I'm sure he was passionate about playing for England, so why is Wales any different?

"Alright, we haven't qualified since 1958, but we're a small nation and it will always be hard.

"But does that mean we can't be passionate about playing for our country and wanting to win every game? Gareth is passionate about playing for Wales. When he's here, he gives his best."

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