Coleman: Wales no one-man team
Wales manager Chris Coleman feels it is good to talk - if the subject happens to be Gareth Bale.
After Bale's match-winning heroics against Scotland earlier this month, it is little wonder Wales are being dubbed a one-man team.
Yet, at a slightly higher level, the same kind of accusation could be levelled at Real Madrid given the number of times Cristiano Ronaldo turns out to be their star man.
It is a slightly unfair label.
After all, neither Bale, nor Ronaldo, can help being pretty good.
Speaking at the McDonald's Welsh Community Football Awards, Coleman said: "Gareth is a world-class player. He is 23 and only going to get better.
"Even when he plays for Tottenham people want to talk about him and look at the quality of players they have got.
"It is not his fault. People want to talk about him as a positive because he has made such an impact in the last two or three seasons."
Clearly, if Wales are going to progress over the next few years, Bale is going to be an integral part of the process.
And they will do so under Coleman's own philosophy after the 42-year-old moved away from the plans Gary Speed had in place.
Amid the trauma of Speed's untimely death in November, and in the knowledge Wales had been doing quite well, Coleman's gut reaction at being appointed his friend's successor was to alter little.
It proved to be a mistake that, in the wake of September's disastrous 6-1 defeat to Serbia, nearly cost Coleman his job.
"We were in a unique situation, one I hope we will never find ourselves in again," he said.
"The team was doing well under Gary and I didn't want to break it up out of respect to him.
"But there comes a time when it isn't working and you need to go off in a new direction.
"At the last camp we were together for 10 days. We won one and we lost one. But I was much more happy with the overall performance of the players, with the input we got, as well as my own.
"I was doing what I believe in and I felt better after that."
The Welsh Community Football Awards, presented by McDonald's, is a grassroots football awards programme that recognises those coaches, volunteers, clubs and leagues, across Wales who dedicate their time to grassroots football in their local community.