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More to Tottenham than Bale - West Ham's Taylor

West Ham United winger Matt Taylor has played down talk of Tottenham being a one-man team.

Spurs star Gareth Bale has been on fire in recent outings leading some to say the North London club rely on his influence too much but ahead of the Premier League meeting at Upton Park on Monday night, Taylor has dismissed those claims.

"Everybody's talking about Gareth Bale because he's playing well and scoring goals. He's one of a number of players that we're going to try to have shackle on Monday night to get a good result," he told the club's official website.

"But I wouldn't want to suggest that Tottenham are a one player team because they're not.

"They've got lots and lots of exceptional players and we've got make sure that we keep as close an eye on those players as we can. But also go and do our stuff as and when we get the chance.

"The main thing for us on Monday night is to try and worry about ourselves, we understand that Tottenham have got lots of fantastic players and they are a great team but we're not bad ourselves.

"Everybody at the club at the moment is in a positive frame of mind and in good spirits and that for me is a fantastic thing. Everyone's full of confidence and morale is high, so hopefully we've got a good end to the season coming up."

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Andrew Slevison
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