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Tottenham boss Redknapp: I wish Bale was English

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits he wishes Gareth Bale was English.

Bale was again outstanding in last night's Champions League win over FC Twente.

Redknapp certainly feels the 21-year-old is ready for the challenge of taking on arguably the game's best right-back, Inter Milan's Brazil international Maicon.

"Gareth was incredible," said Redknapp.

"Their right-back is a good attacking player but he was run the other way tonight.

"We went to Germany and he played against a right-back there who everybody said was a fantastic right-back, but Gareth ran him the other way all night.

"How do you live with him? He can run for 90 minutes. He has got everything; he can head it, shoot and cross it. He has got the lot. It is just a shame he is not English."

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