Adam agent defends tackle

Everyone knows Charlie is not that type of player, says agent

Charlie Adam's agent has defended his client following criticism for his tackle on Gareth Bale

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Charlie Adam's agent has passionately defended the Liverpool midfielder after he was labelled a coward by Tottenham winger Gareth Bale.

Wales international Bale was left on crutches at the weekend after a poor tackle from Adam during a goalless draw between the two sides in Baltimore.

It was not the first time Adam has injured Bale. The Scotland international damaged the Spurs man's ankle ligaments following an ugly challenge in May 2011.

Bale branded Adam "a bit of a coward" in the aftermath of the latest incident but Adam's representative Kenny Moyes believes such talk is "outrageous".

Quoted in the Daily Star, Moyes said: "It doesn't warrant a reply because everyone knows Charlie is not that type of player. Everyone in football knows he has no malice or anything like that in him.

"For someone to have a go like that is outrageous. It was schoolboyish for them to come out and say that."

Both Bale and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas have called for Adam to apologise for the tackle but there was some good news on Monday regarding the severity of the injury.

The 23-year-old has already resumed light training after scans revealed the damage was not as serious as was first feared.