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'The curse continues!': Spanish media can't resist a dig at Gareth Bale and his 'failure' after he comes on with Spurs 3-0 up before they blow their lead and he misses a late chance as West Ham secure a point at the death

By Nathan Salt For Mailonline

Published: 07:48 BST, 19 October 2020 | Updated: 09:00 BST, 19 October 2020



Spanish media wasted no time taking aim at Gareth Bale and the 'curse' that follows the Welshman following his role in Tottenham's three-goal collapse against West Ham.

Bale made his first appearance since rejoining Tottenham in a loan deal from this summer, coming off the bench for the last 20 minutes on Sunday with Jose Mourinho's side 3-0 up.

He missed a brilliant opportunity to seal the win and was left to reflect on an agonising finish with Manuel Lanzini netting a stoppage-time stunner for 3-3.  

Tottenham saw a 3-0 lead evaporate after Gareth Bale was introduced against West Ham

Bale struggled towards the end of his time with Real Madrid and Spanish media suggested his 'curse' continues

Gareth Bale had a second Tottenham debut to forget after he came on at 3-0 up and his side went on to finish 3-3, leading critics in Spain to suggest his (right) curse continues

Bale missed a brilliant chance to seal victory but put it wide before Tottenham let the lead slip

Bale missed a brilliant chance to seal victory but put it wide before Tottenham let the lead slip

'We had to wait a month, of course, after Bale arrived injured and it seems the curse stays with him,' an editorial in Spanish paper Diario AS read.  

'Tottenham were on track when Mourinho gave the fans the pleasure of Bale, who came on at 3-0. Incredible. West Ham's goals flew in one after another...' 

Bale's misfortune was well received in Spain with Marca one of the publications producing

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