Tuesday November 2 2010
Maicon: 'Bale not a surprise'

Douglas Maicon said Gareth Bale was “not a surprise” to him and praised the White Hart Lane atmosphere.

“We gave it a go, but Tottenham were also good at making the most of the home advantage,” said the Brazilian.

Maicon was turned inside out by Bale at San Siro and even more so in London.

“Anyone who knows English football knows who Bale is. He put in a great performance. All of Tottenham did and with the third goal they sealed it.

“Now we have to immediately look ahead to the next match. We must beat Twente and are working towards that.”