Charlie Adam is a coward claims Tottenham’s Gareth Bale
Tottenham and Liverpool could be locking horns for a top four finish in the Premier League next season and there will be no love lost between Charlie Adam and Gareth Bale following a clash between the pair in Baltimore.
July 30th, 2012
Spurs and the Reds were playing a friendly in the US ahead of Liverpool’s Europa League match on Thursday, during which Adam committed himself to a rather ugly challenge on Bale which saw the Welsh midfielder substituted at half-time.
While it’s unclear as to how long Bale will be sidelined for, the Tottenham star was clearly in an unforgiving mood following the challenge, branding Adam a coward and it isn’t the first time that the Liverpool midfielder has crocked the Welshman.
Bale said: “He’s a bit of a coward. What he did was over the top. Some people are like that and it’s just wrong.
“It’s flattering when players try to take you out in a game but, when it threatens your career, it becomes more serious than that.”
Bale and Adam have history following the latter’s challenge when he was playing for Blackpool in 2011.
Bale added: “There are pictures on the internet of what he did before when he snapped all my ankle ligaments. I was out for three months that time. He’s come for me twice now – and he’s got me twice.
“When someone makes a very bad tackle on you, you expect an apology. I’ve had no apology. And I’m not going to accept his apology.”