Wolves boss Mick McCarthy isn’t just going to concentrate on trying to stop Gareth Bale when the side face Tottenham at the weekend; he is concerned about the entire Spurs’ squad.
Tottenham haven’t had the best start to the season, with the club coming off a 5-1 defeat to Manchester City at home. Wolves, meanwhile, have clocked up two wins and a draw, and will be hoping to keep their good momentum going.
But while Gareth Bale in particular will be a big challenge for Wolves on Saturday, McCarthy believes that if Tottenham play their best, it’s going to be an uphill battle for Wolves to steal three points.
"Finding someone as quick as [Bale] will be hard enough!" McCarthy told the Birmingham Mail.
"I will have a look at their game and we will be putting our plan into action. Bale does need considering, of course he does. He is a good player. He's quick.
"I am not saying he is unplayable, I don't think anybody is unplayable.
"It will be our collective force, our team, not any one player. If we get something or win the game it will be a team performance like it has been the last four games - and not by making any special plans."
McCarthy says he won’t let Tottenham dictate the play, despite the north London side being favourite to get their first three points of the season.
"I make the decisions,” McCarthy insisted. “I will look at Spurs and see how they play and will try and make sure we use our resources so we can beat them.
"No chance am I thinking we are just going to let them come here and play. We're nowhere near their level, but we have moved up."
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