Bale not Wales' sole threat – Lallana

Adam Lallana playing against Russia at Euro 2016

Wales v England
Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens Date: 16 June Kick-off: 14:00 BST
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England midfielder Adam Lallana says Roy Hodgson’s side must not focus solely on the threat of Gareth Bale when they face Wales in their second group game of Euro 2016 on Thursday.

Bale scored Wales’ opening goal in their 2-1 win over Slovakia, which has put them top of Group B.

Lallana said: “When you look at their team, it’s a very good team, so we need to be careful not to put all our attention towards Gareth.”

The teams meet in Lens at 14:00 BST.

England are second in the group after drawing 1-1 with Russia in their opening fixture.

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Liverpool’s Lallana, 28, started his career alongside Bale at Southampton before the Welshman moved on to Tottenham and Real Madrid, where he has twice been a Champions League winner.

Lallana added: “Gareth’s a great player but Wales have got a lot of talented players in their team so it’s not just Gareth we’ve got to focus on.

“Joe Allen, who I’ve had the pleasure of playing with [at Liverpool], is a top quality player. Aaron Ramsey is another one.

“We can’t be naive and all focus on Gareth – that’s definitely not the right thing to do.”

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