Bale has been ruled out of Wales' Euro qualifier with England this weekend due to injury.
‚ÄúI wish he was English,‚ÄĚ Crouch said.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs a proud ¬≠Welshman and we have been giving each ¬≠other stick in recent weeks. It will be horrible if we lose or even draw after the stick I have given him.
‚ÄúThe thing about him is his energy. He has got terrific pace and he runs the length of pitch with the ball and is back again quickly.
‚ÄúThen he is ready to do it again. He makes me tired to look at him. He‚Äôs also got this great left foot. He scares teams to death.‚ÄĚ