Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho fired photographs at Actual Madrid as Gareth Bale scored the primary aim of his second Spurs spell throughout the 2-1 win over Brighton.
Bale, on mortgage from Madrid, got here off the bench to seal a scrappy three factors for Tottenham, seven years after his final aim for the membership.
These seven years, notably the newest few, have been affected by unpleasantness within the Spanish capital as his relationship with Madrid broke down.
And Mourinho, a former Bernabeu supervisor, couldn’t assist however goal a cheeky dig at Bale’s employers after the Welshman reopened his Spurs account.
The Tottenham supervisor mentioned: “I’m happy for him as a result of he deserved that. When I’ve 5 minutes I’m going to Safari to take a look at Madrid’s web site to see what they are saying.”
In the meantime, Mourinho was left baffled by Graham Scott’s failure to overturn Brighton’s aim throughout the victory, which was marred by a number of controversial selections.
Harry Kane was accused of darkish arts in some quarters when he received a penalty within the first-half, then Brighton have been denied one when Matt Doherty tugged at Leandro Trossard.
However essentially the most contentious name got here when Tariq Lamptey’s aim for the guests was allowed to face regardless of what appeared to be a transparent foul on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg within the build-up.
Referee Scott was stood on prime of the incident on the time and took a re-evaluation when suggested by VAR, however nonetheless determined to face by his unique resolution.
Mourinho, giving a a lot cheerier interview than he would possibly’ve completed had the match led to a draw, was confused by the incident.
He mentioned: “One factor is the VAR, one other factor is the referee who has an opportunity to make use of the VAR.
“In soccer, all people makes errors: the gamers make errors, the coaches make errors, and the referee makes errors.
“From all of us, there is just one who has the prospect to restore the error, which is the referee.
“If I make a mistake, my crew lose. If the gamers make a mistake, they’re punished and the subsequent sport they aren’t even within the crew. The referee could make a mistake and restore the error.
“For some motive that solely Scott can clarify, he didn’t do this.”
Tottenham acquired the best finish of the stick when VAR intervened to improve Adam Lallana’s foul on Kane from a free-kick to a penalty.
Though Kane was clearly bundled over, the Spurs striker appeared to look at Lallana and place himself beneath him, whereas the Brighton artificial a extra sincere, if clumsy, try to win the ball.
However Mourinho shortly defended Kane and insisted it was an apparent penalty.
He added: “I don’t even suppose he is aware of he’s contained in the field.
“It was only a clumsy fall from the Brighton participant and it’s a transparent penalty.”