Gareth Bale is having extra coaching sessions with Tottenham No 2 Kevin Bond to learn how to be a better defender.
The Spurs left back has struggled to hold down a first-team place since arriving at White Hart Lane two years ago for £5million.
The 19-year-old is an established member of the Wales side but admits he needs to improve to make his mark at club level.
Bale, preparing to face Finland and Germany in a World Cup qualifying double-header, told The Sun:
'I love to get forward and attack and with Wales there is more licence for me to get forward as I play wing back.
'But I need to improve my defensive side. I've been working hard on it and hopefully it will pay off.'
'Kevin Bond takes a group of us and I am learning.'
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