Tottenham Hotsphur and England defender Michael Dawson has labelled teammate Gareth Bale as 'unstoppable'.
The 21-year-old's rise to prominence has been meteoric this season, with startling performances in the Champions League against Inter Milan where a hat-trick in the San Siro was followed by a breathtaking display against the holders during the reverse fixture at White Hart Lane.
Ahead of England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales next weekend, Dawson has warned his fellow international colleagues that Bale is looking back to his best.
"It's very hard to stop Gaz. Sometimes he is just unstoppable. Many a team have tried this season. Before his back injury, he was flying. He's back in full training now and he is certainly looking like he was before he left so hopefully we will see the best of him against West Ham and not against England."
England boss Fabio Capello last week said that Bale was the best player in the world, and Dawson's fears that England may not be able to shackle the winger at the Millennium Stadium next Saturday will only buoy a Wales side who are yet to win under new manager Gary Speed.
The Welshman is expected to make his first Tottenham start this weekend since picking up that back injury during the draw with Newcastle United in January.
Bale's hopes to return to fill fitness before this weekend's matchup with the Hammers suffered a setback after he made a cameo appearance against Wolves at the start of the month, meaning he missed Spurs' Champions League last-16 second leg against AC Milan last week.