Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

We Must Focus on Ourselves, Says Taylor

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

We Must Focus on Ourselves, Says Taylor

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WEST Ham midfielder Matthew Taylor has urged his team-mates not to spend too long thinking about Gareth Bale when Tottenham visit Upton Park tonight.

Bale has been one of the top players in the Barclays Premier League this season, the 23-year-old already having already hit 21 goals across all competitions.

The Wales winger was on the scoresheet in Spurs' 3-1 win over London rivals West Ham earlier in the season but, despite his eye-catching performances of late, Taylor is keen for the Hammers to express themselves.

He said: "The main thing for us is to try and worry about ourselves.

"We understand Tottenham have lots of fantastic players and they are a great team but we're not bad ourselves.

"Everybody is talking about Gareth Bale because he's playing well and scoring goals.

"He's one of a number of players we are going to try to have shackle on Monday night to pick up a good result.

"I wouldn't want to suggest Tottenham are a one-man team because they're not. …

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