Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs backs Gareth Bale to impress for Wales against England

Winger hoping for a shock in Euro 2012 qualifier
Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs believes that Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale can be a real threat against England and has backed his fellow Welshman to impress at the Millenium Stadium.

Bale has recently returned to action after nursing a back injury for six weeks and should line up on Saturday when Wales meets England for the Euro 2012 qualifying match.

The 21-year-old has had a prolific season at White Hart Lane, notably in the Champions League and has impressed the United veteran.

He said in The People: "Bale had a great start to the season and it's a shame he has been out for six weeks.

"But he's back now and as a Welshman you want to see him put the performances in for Wales and Tottenham.

"He's a tremendous asset, he has pace, power, he scores goals and makes goals. I'd definitely like to see him play against England.

"In order to beat England we really need everything to go with us because they will be favourites.

"So hopefully we can upset everyone. It's a sell-out already and I'm sure when I'm there at the game I'll wish I was out there.

"Hopefully the lads can rise to the occasion and really produce a shock."

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