‘Bale, take treatment as compliment’

Wales boss Chris Coleman has told Gareth Bale to take rough treatment as ‘a compliment’.

The Real Madrid forward was a target for Finland defenders as they drew 1-1 in Cardiff on Saturday.

"He is going to get kicked, pushed and bullied but… he has the character to deal with it," said Coleman, who saw his side concede a late equaliser.

"He hasn't got a choice as he is such a good and dangerous player.

"Gareth knows before he walks onto the pitch that in that 90 minutes there will be someone who wants to leave something on him.

"But he has got to take that as a compliment as well and I am sure he does, although it may be a painful compliment."

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