- Jose Mourinho has indirectly thrown a dig at Real Madrid after Gareth Bale's performance
- Bale scored the winner in Tottenham's 2-1 win over Brighton in the Premier League
- Spurs signed the 31-year-old on a season-long loan deal which could be made permanent
Jose Mourinho has poured out praises on Gareth Bale after scoring Tottenham's match-winner against Brighton in their Premier League home fixture, Goal.
The Welshman on loan from Real Madrid came into the game for Erik Lamela with 17 minutes left to play while the scores was at 1-1.
Three minutes later the 31-year-old headed home from eight yards courtesy of a cross from Sergio Regulon to seal a 2-1 win for Spurs.
In a post-interview, Mourinho aimed a dig at Bale's parent club Real Madrid, following his frustrating spell under French boss Zinedine Zidane.
"For a week or so now, he's been improving.
"It's not just from watching him, the data supports that as well. We knew, Gareth knew. We share ideas and feelings.
"He deserves that [the goal]. When I have five minutes I'm going on Safari to look at the Madrid websites to see what they say about him.
"He showed great personality and had a great impact, scoring a very important goal for us. He also joined Harry in a very experienced way to play the last 15 minutes for us.
"They were very clever, very intelligent, especially at holding the ball up and bringing it into zones where they couldn't hurt us.
"He knows that we care about him and he cares about the club. I think he's a perfect fit. He's very calm, very intelligent. I'm very pleased for him to score the winning goal."
Bale is currently on a season-long loan move to his former club Tottenham and has shown flashes of brilliance since his arrival at north London.
The four-time Champions League winner scored his first goal of the season for the Lily Whites in his third appearance for the club.
Mourinho will be hoping Bale will help the club defeat Ludogorets in the Europa League after their shock loss to Royal Antwerp.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lior Refaelov's goal on the half-hour mark was the only difference as Belgian side Royal Antwerp stunned Tottenham 1-0 in a tough Europa League clash played on Thursday, October 29.
Spurs came into the match off a spectacular form, having won three of their last four matches in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho rang a couple of changes from the side that secured a slim 1-0 win over struggling Burnley on Monday, October 26, with both Gareth Bale and outcast Dele Alli making the starting line up against the Belgian giants.
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