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 Real Madrid 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.
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 Real Madrid (right) curse continues
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