Nathan's friendly rivalry
29th March 2013
Barclays Premier League action is back on the agenda following the international break, with the Swans looking to bounce back from two consecutive defeats when Spurs visit the Liberty.
Andre Villas-Boas brings his side to SA1 on Saturday looking to maintain their hopes of Champions League qualification.
The likes of Ashley Williams, Ben Davies and Gareth Bale are back at the Liberty just four days after featuring in Wales' defeat to Croatia.
Bale, in particular, has caught the eye this season with 26 goals in 44 appearances for club and country.
But one man who knows Bale very well from their days at Southampton together insists the Swans won't be solely focusing on the Welsh wizard.
"They are a great side with plenty of power and pace," said Nathan Dyer, who came through the Saints' Youth ranks at the same time as Bale.
"But we can't focus on stopping them - it's about playing our game.
"I obviously know Gareth very well because of our days together at Southampton.
"He is the total footballer. He is a massive threat, of course, but if we concentrate too much on one player then other players in the team would hurt us.
"When you look at Spurs you can see they have a number of top players who can cause you a lot of problems, so there's no use just concentrating on one particular player - you have to try and stop them all."
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