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Villa boss Lambert: Tottenham's Townsend no Bale

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists there's no special plan to thwart Tottenham's new England hero Andros Townsend.

The winger, 22, is on a roll after playing a huge part in getting England to next summer's World Cup - with his contribution including a goal in last Friday's 4-1 win over Montenegro at Wembley.

But Lambert said: "Will we be putting any special attention on him? No.

"You can't jump on the bandwagon. It's only two games. Gareth Bale did it over a number of years - that's too much pressure to put on players.

"If someone plays two good games they are a world beater but Tottenham have an array of players.

"I've not seen much of the lad but when I have he has played well.

"Their whole team is strong, a lot of them will be buoyant, the Belgian lads have qualified too.

"It is not just one lad you will be focused on."

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