Jose Mourinho has nonetheless by no means crushed Brighton away within the Premier League as Tottenham went down 1-Zero to the Seagulls on Sunday.
Leandro Trossard’s first-half strike was sufficient to beat a Spurs aspect who sorely missed prime scorer and talisman Harry Kane.
Gareth Bale obtained a uncommon begin – however the Welshman did not fill the void as Mourinho’s males slumped to a second-consecutive defeat and misplaced floor on the highest 4.
It means Mourinho has nonetheless by no means received a Premier League match away at Brighton – and it’s the primary time the Spurs boss has misplaced three immediately video games to an opponent in his complete managerial profession.
Mockingly, it was Brighton’s first dwelling win of the season and their first in seven months, serving to them to maneuver seven factors away from the drop zone.
Mourinho’s males stay six factors adrift of the Champions League locations on the again of an alarming two league wins from 9 matches.
They had been totally outplayed by the hosts and their defeat would have been heavier had Brighton ahead Aaron Connolly not wasted a golden probability to place the consequence past doubt six minutes from time.
It was a very unhealthy efficiency by Bale, who had no photographs or take-ons earlier than he was substituted within the 61st minute.
That completely epitomised the Welshman’s second spell on the north London membership, with footage just lately rising of Mourinho threatening to ship Bale again to guardian membership Actual Madrid.
Nevertheless, Mourinho was in no temper to criticise Bale, saying Spurs win and lose as a group.
He mentioned: “We misplaced a match and after we lose a match, we lose a match, we lose all collectively. We don’t lose due to one participant, or one unhealthy efficiency. We lose collectively,” mentioned the Portuguese, who isn’t anticipating any switch dealings on deadline day.
“So I don’t suppose it’s honest, particularly for myself, in illustration of my group, I don’t suppose it’s honest to reply to you to that query, particularly now.
“If that query is available in an important second for the group, and after a victory, and when Gareth just like the group performs a great recreation, it’s simpler for me to reply to you. I don’t need to do this. We misplaced, and all of us misplaced.”