Jose Mourinho paid a go to to the Dinamo Zagreb dressing room to pay tribute to the gamers who had simply inflicted certainly one of Tottenham’s most embarrassing defeats upon the membership.
From 2-0 up within the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie, Spurs collapsed to lose 3-0 on the night time after extra-time, with winger Mislav Orsic hitting a sensational hat-trick together with the winner within the opening moments of the second further interval.
Mourinho slammed his gamers for failing at “the basics of life” after the sport, however he additionally praised the opposition for his or her show.
“They [Dinamo] left sweat, energy, blood. In the end they left even tears of happiness,” Mourinho informed BT Sport.
“They have been very humble and dedicated. I’ve to reward them.
“On the other side, my team – I repeat, my team – didn’t look like it was playing an important match. If for any one of them it is not important, for me it is.
“I’m disillusioned for a distinction of perspective of 1 workforce to a different. I really feel sorry that my workforce is the workforce that did not deliver to the sport not simply the fundamentals of soccer however the fundamentals of life, which is to respect our jobs and to present the whole lot.
“I can only apologise to the Tottenham supporters. I hope they feel the same way I feel. Today is live or die – and in this moment, we die.”
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Mourinho added that the perspective of his gamers was what angered him probably the most.
“I just left the Dinamo dressing room where I went to praise the guys and I feel sorry it is not my team who won the game based on attitude and compromise. I feel more than sad,” he added.
“Football is not just about players who think they have more quality than others.
“The foundation of soccer is perspective. They beat us on that.”