Southampton fullback Shaw better than Bale - Lallana

Southampton captain Adam Lallana rates Luke Shaw as better at the same age as Gareth Bale.

Southampton captain Adam Lallana rates Luke Shaw as better at the same age as Gareth Bale.

Lallana played with Real Madrid superstar Bale when he was at St Mary’s and also saw England stars Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain come through the ranks at the south coast club.

“He’s an outstanding talent and one of the best - probably the best - player I’ve ever seen at 18,” said Lallana.

“He’s won plaudits and gained recognition, and he’s good enough to be here today.

“When Gareth was playing with us we were in the Championship.

“For Luke, at 18, to be playing for us against some of the best wingers in the world, that’s credit to him.

“I’m really excited for him. He’s done unbelievably for us.”

 
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