Tottenham Hotspur was transformed by the return of Gareth Bale, but not in the way that Jose Mourinho had imagined. 3-0 cruise when the bullet was left on the bench 72 minutes against West Ham, Tottenham incredibly collapsed in a game that had been in control of drawing 3-3 in Premier League on Sunday.
It was almost the last kick of the game that Manuel Lanzini attacked a distant shot on the roof of the net to snatch a point that seemed unlikely when he scored in the first minute and Harry Kane scored twice for 16 minutes. Bale agonizingly after Fabián Balbuena pulled one back in the 82nd minute and scored an own goal Sánchez Davinson three minutes later, the loan with interest Real Madrid had a golden opportunity to score the fourth.
Posted by Kane, Bale sent Angelo Ogbonna to slide while drilling the grass in the penalty area, but managed to drag a shot. Instead of joy for any Bale on his return to Tottenham after seven years, the West Ham was celebrating in a way that seemed unimaginable in the first half.