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Everton FC star Seamus Coleman aiming to follow Spurs star Gareth Bale
Published : 05 Nov 2010 08:00:00Rss feed
Seamus Coleman 300 * FOLLOW us on Twitter for all the latest EFC news here SEAMUS COLEMAN wants to copy man-of-the-moment Gareth Bale by transforming himself into a world-class attacking winger. The Everton starlet has much in common with Spurs star Bale, who has become one of Europe's most sought-after talents after tearing Inter Milan apart twice in the Champions League. Both men are full-backs who have been pushed into midfield, and Coleman, 22, has been inspired by Bale's stellar progress. He said: 'If you look at him this time last year he couldn't get in the Spurs team, and then even when he started getting in, he wasn't bad but wasn't shining. 'Maybe he's just got his head down in the gym, I don't know. But it just goes to show that it can be done. Things can turn around quickly. 'He was not getting a game last year, and now he's one of the best wingers in the world. Hard work pays off. 'I keep an eye on his game - it will be hard to mimic it but I'll definitely give it a go. He just runs at people. No tricks or anything - just power and pace. If you've got the pace to do that why not?' Coleman helped his skipper Phil Neville to mark Bale out of the game during the Blues' recent draw at White Hart Lane. And the former Sligo Rovers player used the experience as another in his growing line of steep learning curves. He said: 'We'd all seen the hat-trick he scored against Inter Milan before the game at White Hart Lane and he was just on fire.