London Tottenham has changed with Gareth Bale returning home, not in the way Jose Mourinho imagined it.
Tottenham kicked off 3-0 when Bale knocked off the bench in the 72nd minute against West Ham, and unbelievably collapsed in a match controlled by a 3-3 tie in the Premier League on Sunday.
With almost the last kick in the match, Manuel Lanzini fired a shot from long distance into the roof of the net to snatch a point that seemed extremely unlikely when Son Heung-min scored in the first minute and Harry Kane scored twice in the 16th minute.
“It’s hard to believe – we lost two points, and we threw them away,” Mourinho said.
It was painful for Bale, after Fabian Balboena narrowed the lead in the 82nd minute and Davinson Sanchez scored an own goal three minutes later, the striker on loan from Real Madrid had a golden opportunity to score Tottenham’s fourth.
After being released by Kane, Bill Angelo sent Ogbonna slipping into the box while digging into the penalty area but managed to pull a long shot.
Mourinho said, “It is unfortunate that he was not able to score the fourth goal that could kill the match.” “The decision not to start was I think was a good decision … It was a message to the team that everyone should fight for a position.”
Instead of any joy for Bill on his return to Tottenham after seven years, West Ham celebrated in a way that seemed unimaginable in the first half.
West Ham midfielder Declan Rice said: “For some reason they didn’t press in the second half, they tried to eliminate the match.” “Once we got one, we had to believe we could come back to tie or win.”
It was the second game in a row in the league at home as Tottenham dumped the winning center after they drew 1-1 with Newcastle three weeks ago after receiving a penalty. But this was followed by winning the English Club Cup over Chelsea, beating Maccabi Haifa 7-2 in the European League, and dismantling Manchester United 6-1 before the international break.
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