Jose Mourinho reached an undesirable milestone as his Tottenham facet toiled to a defeat at dwelling to Chelsea on Thursday evening.
Spurs had been poor and second finest all through as a first-half penalty from Jorginho proved to be the distinction following Eric Dier’s clumsy problem on Timo Werner.
The defeat leaves Spurs eighth within the Premier League desk and 7 factors off the highest 4.
It’s additionally the primary time Mourinho has suffered back-to-back dwelling league defeats in his managerial profession in what was his 327th dwelling league match.
Gareth Bale didn’t characteristic within the conflict sparking extra uncertainty about his future on the membership. And Mourinho gave a spiky response when requested by journalist Alison Bender why the Welshman wasn’t introduced on towards Chelsea.
He stated: “Good query however you don’t deserve a solution.”
Bale’s return to Spurs has been a catastrophe to this point. The 31-year-old has made simply six Premier League appearances this time period, scoring as soon as which is a poor return contemplating the massive chunk of his £600,000-a-week wage on his Actual Madrid contract Spurs are contributing to.
talkSPORT’s Simon Jordan has a easy answer to Spurs’ Bale drawback – ship him the China!
The previous Crystal Palace proprietor informed Jim White on Thursday: “I feel Gareth Bale and what’s occurring with him at Tottenham is scandalous!
“We’ve been listening to, for 2 years, about this outrageous and unfair therapy of him at Actual Madrid and the way he has received the Champions League for Actual Madrid and put in stellar performances and but Zinedine Zidane has marginalised him…
“And we have now this totally clamous of pleasure for him to come back again to play for Tottenham and it has been an absolute damp squib.
“You possibly can’t run the argument that he performed properly towards Wycombe – they’re going to get relegated to League One!
“Gareth Bale is a rustic mile off.
“I don’t need to make the whole lot about cash, however finally there needs to be a degree the place persons are paid what they’re price and so they’re price what they’re paid – this participant might be had underneath the commerce descriptions act, he’s not match for objective.
“He ought to have the ability to slot into this facet and supply options, however he’s a mile off and it’s fairly scandalous actually.
“It’s not adequate and it must be known as out. His performances have been fully and totally beneath the extent of a participant we revere.
“Ship him to China, the place he wished to go.
“Take a look at this, this isn’t proper, one thing isn’t proper right here. Both this participant is full and utter previous his promote by date… I do know individuals say ‘type is short-term and sophistication is everlasting’, however in some unspecified time in the future you’ve received to ask, the place’s the category then?
“His type isn’t short-term, his type is now everlasting, and it’s bloody disappointing.
“That is presupposed to be a world-beating footballer. Even when he was acting at 60 per cent of the Gareth Bale that we as soon as knew, he ought to have the ability to get in that Tottenham facet, however he’s a mile off.
“Daniel Levy has signed a pup. What a disappointment.”