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Tettey defends Bale tackle

Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey has defended his challenge on Tottenham winger Gareth Bale during Wednesday's Premier League draw at Carrow Road.

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Bale scored a sensational late equaliser for Spurs in midweek, collecting possession near the halfway line before driving forward and unleashing an unstoppable strike beyond Mark Bunn.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas was particularly unhappy with Tettey's attempted tackle on Bale, claiming the Canaries man could have left the Wales international with a broken ankle if he had made contact.

The Spurs boss said in the immediate aftermath of the game: "It was a great goal but he was extremely lucky to avoid Tettey's challenge, which could break his ankle. I'm extremely disappointed the referee didn't give a yellow or a red card."

But former Rennes player Tettey insists there was no malice in his challenge on Bale, who he admits is one of the leading lights in world football.

"I did my best to stop him," Tettey told the Norwich Evening News. "I tried to tackle him but he stayed on his feet and he was too fast with the ball, so what more can you do?

"It was a world class goal and that is what they have, world class players.

"Bale, he didn't do a lot in the game and only has one chance and he scores, so we have to put our hands up and say it was a great strike."

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