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‘I feel more than sad’ – Mourinho after shock Europa League exit

Thu 18 March 2021 | 22:41

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was left frustrated after his side crashed out of the Europa League.

The Portuguese lamented his side’s performance and apologized to club supporters and fans following

Tottenham

’s 3-0 defeat at

Dinamo Zagreb

in the Europa League on Thursday.

Spurs went into the last 16 second-leg tie with a 2-0 lead thanks to a brace from

Harry Kane

in the first tie but

Mislav Orsic

's sensational hat-trick wiped out Spurs' lead from the first leg.

Speaking afterward,

Mourinho

expressed his disappointment with his side’s performance while praising Dinamo Zagreb’s efforts through the game.

"If I forget the last minutes of extra-time, where we did something to get a different result and go through, in the 90 minutes and first half of extra-time was one team that decided to leave everything on the pitch,"

Mourinho told 

BT Sport

.

"They left sweat, energy, blood. In the end they left even tears of happiness. Very humble and committed. I have to praise them. On the other side, my team. I repeat, my team. They didn't look like it was playing an important match. If for any one of them it is not important, for me it is.

"For the respect I have for my career and my job, every match is important. For every Tottenham fan at home every match matters. Another attitude is needed. To say I feel sad is not enough.

"What I feel is much more than sadness. I just left Dinamo dressing room where I went to praise the guys and I feel sorry one team is not my team won the game based on attitude and compromise. I feel more than sad. That is it.


source: SportMob