Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho fired pictures at Actual Madrid as Gareth Bale scored the primary objective of his second Spurs spell through 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 objective 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 purpose 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 objective through 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 probably the most contentious name got here when Tariq Lamptey’s objective 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-assessment when suggested by VAR, however nonetheless determined to face by his authentic determination.
Mourinho, giving a a lot cheerier interview than he would possibly’ve executed 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, everyone 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 group lose. If the gamers make a mistake, they’re punished and the following recreation they aren’t even within the group. 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 proper 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 synthetic a extra sincere, if clumsy, try and 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.”