Earlier in the season, Brighton served as a good opponent for Gareth Bale when he came off the bench to score a headed winner at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
However, fast-forward to February and that header remains Bale’s only Premier League goal for Spurs this season.
The Welshman was handed a rare start in the side last night against the Seagulls in the absence of Harry Kane in attack, however, he failed to make it count.
Bale popped up on both the right and left wings throughout the match but struggled to get up to pace with the Premier League affair, posing few questions of the Brighton defence.
For Spurs fans who expected to see a Gareth Bale somewhat close to the player who left the club back in 2013, the loan spell continues to be a disappointment.
Despite his poor performance, Jose Mourinho refused to single out the Welshman, instead explaining what the game plan was without the injured Harry Kane.
He said (Football London): “I am not going to individualise the performance.
“We tried in the first half to give the team similar dynamic as we have hen Harry is playing. We felt to connect with Son, the way we work all the time in the sense of Harry, we tried to do that with Gareth coming in side with his left foot vision.
“We tried to give that with Bergwijn too but the team was not good in the first half. In the second half, we improved very much.
“We lost a match and when we lose a match, we lose a match, we lose all together. We don’t lose because of one player, or one bad performance. We lose together.
“So I don’t think it’s fair, especially for myself, in representation of my team, I don’t think it’s fair to answer to you to that question, especially now.
“If that question comes in a great moment for the team, and after a victory, and when Gareth like the team plays a good game, it’s easier for me to answer to you. I don’t want to do that. We lost, and we all lost.”
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