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Coleman hints at central Bale role

gareth-baleWales head coach Chris Coleman has backed Gareth Bale for a possible future as a central striker for both country and club Tottenham Hotspur.

 

The versatile 23-year-old has already netted 11 Premier League goals for Spurs this season, while last time out for Wales he scored both goals in a 2-1 World Cup qualifier against Scotland.
I played him as a lone striker against Croatia in the second half and he scared them to death.Chris Coleman
Bale may be utilised as a central attacker in the Swansea friendly against Austria on Wednesday evening, with Coleman full of praise for the undoubted star of his side.
He told reporters: "Gareth can play anywhere across the attack, going on the outside on the left, cutting in from the right or through the middle. It's not a problem for him.
"I played him as a lone striker against Croatia in the second half and he scared them to death. He can play that role in the Premier League without question.
"The way he's playing at the minute, it doesn't get much better than him. We have to look at ways to get the most out of him to win games.
"By playing him in the centre, maybe you maximise his goal threat. It's something we are considering for the future, definitely."
Bale is 5.50 to open the scoring at the Liberty Stadium, with Wales 2.70 to win the game and 10.00 to triumph by a 2-1 scoreline.
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