Swansea boss Laudrup: More to Spurs than only Bale

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup says there's more to Tottenham than just Gareth Bale. Laudrup knows Swansea will only find trouble if they focus solely on stopping the 23-year-old.

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup says there's more to Tottenham than just Gareth Bale.

Laudrup knows Swansea will only find trouble if they focus solely on stopping the 23-year-old.

He said: "Yes they have Bale but they have others too. Jermain Defoe is a top-class striker, he has pace and individual quality and his movement is great.

"He is the type of striker I really like, he can drop deep get the ball and make things happen. They have Mousa Dembele, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Clint Dempsey as well.

"We can't think if we close Bale down we will win the game because it's not like that.

"For example, if you think stopping Robin van Persie is enough to stop Manchester United you are wrong, because they have quality players in other positions.

"I know Manchester United are top of the league but Tottenham are one of the teams that have impressed me most.

"They are strong and they have players with individual skills and pace.

"If we look at their front three, they all have individual skills and so much pace. I know Aaron Lennon may not play but they are still a very good team, home and away, because they are so difficult to stop on the counter.

"They will be handful for us but we are at home and we want the result even though we know it will be difficult."

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