José Mourinho gave Real Madrid a slight disdain on Sunday night after Tottenham Hotspur’s victory over Brighton & Hove Albion (2-1). It is Gareth Bale, who had finished at ‘Koninklijke’ and recently returned to ‘Spurs’, scored the winning goal in London.
Bale took the field at Tottenham twenty minutes before the end and has already hit three minutes after his replacement. The 31-year-old Welshman with a header after Sergio Reguilón’s cross – also a former Real Madrid player – scored his first goal for Londoners since the 2012/2013 season.
“When I have five minutes to spare, I will go to the Real Madrid website to see what they write about Bale’s goal,” said Mourinho as a provocative blow to the Spanish superpower. The Portuguese himself worked as a coach at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013 and had to leave after a disappointing third season.
At Tottenham, Bale hopes to show himself again after a difficult period in Madrid. Last season in particular, it was more about the striker’s golf matches than his performance on the pitch. In the last seven league games, it has never been used by coach Zinedine Zidane.
Despite this difficult period, Mourinho is confident that Bale can reinvent himself at Tottenham. “He knows that we care about him a lot and that’s the opposite. Gareth fits perfectly here, is calm, smart and has a good feeling ”, emphasized ‘The Special’.
Mourinho’s statements are confirmed by the main character himself. “It’s great to play here again. I hardly needed time to adjust and the team is looking after me in a fantastic way. I’m very happy to be here again,” said Bale, who already had a contract between 2007 and 2013 in Tottenham.
Joël Veltman failed to stop Gareth Bale from signing for the winning goal in London. (Photo: professional photos)