The 31-year-old’s lead winner came more than seven years after his last goal for Tottenham.
During that time, he won countless honors for Real before falling out with Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane in recent seasons.
And Mourinho saw fit to make a fun jibe on Bale’s fractured relationship with Real after the win over the Seagulls.
“When I have five minutes, I go to Safari (Internet) on the Real Madrid site to see what they are saying,” said the Spurs boss.
“I’m so happy for him. Nice boy, full of commitment, loves the club and we love him here.
Meanwhile, Mourinho was unhappy with VAR as referee Graham Scott and video manager Jon Moss were embroiled in controversies involving two of three goals and a penalty appeal.
Mourinho said: “I’d rather stay away [from VAR]. The referee should probably go to the press conference and explain.
“He had time to get to the screen so that only he could explain why it’s a goal. He’s a good referee and a good guy, only he can explain this decision. My point of view doesn’t matter.
“In 2004, when I came to England, there were some games where the best teams knew there were three points – no more. Now it’s the best league in the world, not just because of the top six, for each team.
“The Premier League, everyone is close. If we lose two points, we can be seventh, eighth, ninth. The Premier League is magnificent. ”
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