Bale is best in the world – Capello

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Fabio Capello has described Tottenham’s Gareth Bale as the best player in the world.

The Welshman is a doubt to start in tonight’s Champions League clash against AC Milan.

The Italian said: “Gareth Bale is today the number one player in the world.

“He is the only one who can make a difference in the role he plays as he has pace, technique and strength. Those are three qualities it is hard to find in a player who is not a striker.

“Bale doesn’t set out from defence like a full-back. He drives forward and when gets nearer to goal he moves infield and shoots with amazing accuracy.

“Bale reminds me of Roberto Carlos, who was born a left-back and who matured physically and in terms of tactical awareness. Carlos was an explosive player and the only one who came even close to Bale.”

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