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Wales teammates insist Real Madrid star Bale not unsettled

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen says Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is in good spirits with the Wales squad.

Bale's car was attacked by Real fans on Monday after defeat at Barcelona.

"He's the same as usual," Liverpool midfielder Allen said. "He's a world-class player who shows that in every minute in every session.

"It is great to have him here and I doubt the Israelis will be looking forward to facing him.

"I don't get the impression that he is someone who is fazed by these sorts of things.

"It comes with the territory at a club like that and I doubt it has too much influence on him."

Swansea defender Neil Taylor even suggests Bale has become accustomed to the daily dramas played out in Madrid.

"He's fine, normal Gareth," Taylor said. "I think he's become a bit acclimatised to how his life is now with stuff like that.

"As soon as you get used to that and become comfortable with it, I think you brush everything off quite easily - whether you're doing well or not doing well you have to take everything the same way.

"And he's played in enough big games now to be able to deal with all of that."

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