His goal against Wolfsberger (4-0), Wednesday night in the round of 16 second leg of the Europa League, had accredited the idea that he was returning to form. Appeared only nine times in the Premier League since his return to Tottenham last September, Gareth Bale was one of the great architects of the wide success achieved by Spurs against Burnley (4-0) on Sunday. The Welsh international, on loan from Real Madrid, opened the scoring in the second minute on a service from Son. He did it again just before the hour mark on a new offering from the South Korean: his control-strike sequence curled from the left left Nick Pope, the Clarets goalkeeper (55th) unresponsive.
Between the two, Bale also delivered an assist for Kane (15th) while the former Parisian Lucas, him, scored the third goal for his team (32nd). With a little efficiency (71st, 90th 1), the success of Spurs could even have been greater. The main thing had been assured: while it had been beaten five times in its last six domestic outings, the team led by José Mourinho has temporarily moved to 8th place. It remains in contact in the race for Europe.