Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale will look to emulate his form against England as well. Pictured: Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates after the match against Slovakia on June 11, 2016.Reuters

England will face Wales in their second game of Group B of Euro 2016 at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens on Thursday. The anticipation around this match is high and why won't it be, as it involves the two neighbouring countries fighting to move closer to the last 16 of the tournament. 

However, England manager Roy Hodgson is not really keen on making any changes to the Three Lions side, which played against Russia in their opening match. 

England attacking midfielder Adam Lallana has further added that Hodgson does not have any special plans for Wales superstar Gareth Bale. 

The Liverpool star has admitted that there is no doubt that Bale is one of the impact players in the Wales side, but there are other players as well who can turn the game at any moment.

"We know we can't just focus on Gareth thinking that's how we'll win the game. His freekick [for the first Wales goal against Slovakia] was brilliant technique, down to hours and hours of practice. We need to know his qualities because they're a big part of Wales' strengths but we all watch the Real Madrid games on the television, so we don't need to sit there and be told exactly what run he makes every time," Lallana was quoted as saying by The Guardian.  

"You don't want to leave your team too vulnerable on the counterattack with players like Gareth Bale on the other team, given the qualities he has. But it's not a one-man show."

Lallana believes his Liverpool teammate Joe Allen and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey are capable of winning games for Wales as well. Thus he has urged his fellow players to respect the Welsh side as a whole.

"They've got plenty of other good players. I have the pleasure of playing with Joe Allen and I know what a talent he is. Aaron Ramsey is another one who is very talented, so we can't just put all our focus on Gareth then get a sucker punch from one of their other good players. It's right we respect the whole team and look at their strengths and weaknesses and figure out how we are going to beat them," Lallana added. 

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