It was one of the most anticipated moments, Bale's rebut in the Premier League after the resounding transfer that took him to Tottenham when the transfer market ended, with Real Madrid paying half of his token (15 million euros net) and two years of contract still to be fulfilled at the Bernabéu. We had to wait a little less than a month, then, of course, Bale landed in London injured (on one knee …). And it seems to follow the curse around Welsh …
Tottenham had the game against West Ham very on track when Mourinho decided to give the fans the pleasure of giving the former Madrid a few minutes. Bale entered the field in the 70th minute with 3-0 on the scoreboard. Incredible. West Ham's goals then fell one after another until the match ended 3-3 much to the chagrin of Mourinho and Bale himself.
First it was Fabián Valbuena in the 81 ', then Davinson Sánchez in the 84 own goal and, finally, Lanzini in the 93', those who ruined what was achieved, mainly by Kane, who had scored a double (the other goal for Tottenham was from Son).
At Real Madrid, the evolution of Bale and especially James in the Premier is closely followed. The Colombian has entered England like a cannon, with three goals and three assists and chosen in the ideal eleven of the summer transfers. In the case of James there is no longer a possible return to Madrid, as he went to Everton with the letter of freedom. But with Bale it is different. It is only one year on loan, he has another in Madrid.
After the meeting, Mourinho explained the reason why he did not include Bale in the starting eleven: “The decision not to remove him was a good decision. A decision to show that you don't have a beautiful chair waiting for you on the team. It was a message for the team. Everything is positive, the attention was not on him, it was on the game. “