Martin Skrtel says Bale is world class, but insists Wales have other stars

Liverpool's Martin Skrtel during training

The Liverpool defender is set to come up against the Real Madrid star at Euro 2016.

Liverpool's Martin Skrtel during trainingLiverpool's Martin Skrtel during training

Quoted by Liverpool’s official website, Martin Skrtel has insisted that Wales are not a one-man team ahead of their clash with Slovakia.

The Liverpool defender is part of Slovakia’s squad for Euro 2016 this summer, with them set to kick off their campaign against the Welsh this weekend.

Wales' Joe Ledley, Hal Robson Kanu and Joe Allen before the gameWales' Joe Ledley, Hal Robson Kanu and Joe Allen before the game

He will come up against teammate Joe Allen in that game, as well as other Premier League names such as Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

The star of the Welsh team is obviously Real Madrid man Gareth Bale, but Skrtel insists having the aforementioned duo in the team shows they’re not a one-man team.

"Of course Bale is world class, but it is not only him, the Wales team is not only Bale," liverpoolfc.com reports Skrtel as saying.

"There are more players, a lot of individuals. Everybody knows Bale, I have my Liverpool teammate Joe [Allen] there’s [Aaron] Ramsey from Arsenal [too].”

Wales' Gareth BaleWales' Gareth Bale

The Group B opening clash will be the first time that both sides have featured in a major European Championship and they will both naturally be keen to make their mark.

They share a group with England and Russia; meaning Saturday’s game is likely to be crucial to their respective hopes of making it out of the group stages.

Despite what Skrtel says, there is no denying that Bale will play a key part and it will be fascinating to see if he can have as big an impact as he did in getting the Welsh to the tournament.

Wales' Gareth Bale (L) in action with Bosnia's Tino Sven SusicWales' Gareth Bale (L) in action with Bosnia's Tino Sven Susic

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