Tottenham 3-3 West Ham United, Bale came off the bench and completed his first show after returning to Tottenham. After the game, Mourinho refused to criticize Bell and explained why Bell came on the bench.
Bell replaced Belwyn in the 71st minute. Tottenham still led 3-0 at this time, but in the following time, West Ham United scored three goals and locked the score to a 3-3 tie.
After the game, the reporter asked Mourinho whether the collapse of Tottenham was due to the appearance of Bell? Mourinho responded: "To be honest, I don't think so."
"The decision not to let Bell start the game is a good decision. This decision shows that he has no privileges and will not have a good position for him right away."
"This is the message I want to convey to the team. In my team, everyone must fight for the starting position."
Mourinho finally said: "Bell is very popular in the team. Everyone likes him, I believe he also likes everything he has discovered here."