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Inter Milan fullback Maicon: Spurs ace Bale like thunder

Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has recalled how his Brazil teammates in the Inter Milan were shocked by Gareth Bale.

Bale dominated both of their Champions League group games earlier this season.

Gomes told the London Evening Standard: "Before the game Maicon [Inter's right-back] asked me about Bale. He said, 'We've seen him in a few games and he's very fast. So tell me what to do with him?' I told him 'Yes, he's a great player.' After the game, Maicon told me, 'Wow, he's not fast, he's like a flash, a thunder, he's so, so quick.'

"Even though I'm friends with Maicon and Lucio [Inter's other Brazilian defender], I was happy they were taken for a ride by Bale. In the Champions League we can go more forward, and that's what I think made it more difficult for Maicon and Lucio to deal with Bale. Because of his speed, he has real quality in attacking the ball."

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