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MICHAEL DAWSON has jumped to the defence of Spurs team-mate Gareth Bale, insisting he is no faker.
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Adam's X-rated tackle forced the Spurs star off in Saturday's bad-tempered draw against Liverpool in Baltimore.
The feud took a fresh twist following Bale's 74th-minute goalscoring man-of-thematch outing in Tottenham's 2-1 friendly win over the MLS See multilevel security. side in the Big Apple.
But skipper Dawson says Bale, 23, didn't blow the incident out of proportion and backed him in the ongoing row.
He said: "If you saw his ankle you would see it was bruised, no way was he faking it.
"You saw him leave at the weekend with a special boot on. The physios have been working hard on him day and night. Some people heal quicker than others.
"You always worry with ankles. Once there is fluid in there it takes time to come down. Fortunately Gareth didn't do any damage to his ligaments."
NO FAKING J Michael Dawson SORE ONE Gareth Bale in agony after Charlie Adam's tackle