Croatia midfielder Niko Kranjcar says they must be wary of former Tottenham teammate Gareth Bale.

Bale's Wales will face Croatia next week.

Dinamo Kiev midfielder Kranjcar said: "Right now, Gareth is the only one that compares favorably with the world's two best players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"We must be careful and stop him at any cost. He is a one man army for Wales."