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Jose Mourinho Immediately Visited Dinamo Zagreb's Dressing Room After Tottenham's Shock Europa League Exit

Mudeet Arora
Jose Mourinho congratulated Zagreb team after they beat Tottenham in the Europa League
Jose Mourinho congratulated Zagreb team after they beat Tottenham in the Europa League / Jurij Kodrun/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho showcased his class when he visited Dinamo Zagreb's dressing room straight after his side were knocked out of the Europa League.

Spurs were knocked out 3-2 on aggregate after Mislav Orsic scored an incredible hat-trick for the Croatian side.

The 28-year-old struck twice in the second half to force the game to extra time and then came up with a glorious solo goal in the 106th minute to send his side into the quarter-finals.

While Mourinho was visibly angry with his side's loss, the first thing he did was congratulate the winners on the night.

A video of the Portuguese coach congratulating Zagreb's dressing room went viral in Twitter.

Mourinho spoke about Zagreb and the visit he made to their dressing room after the match and told BT Sport, "To say that I feel sad is not enough because what I feel goes much further than sadness."

He added, "I just left Dinamo dressing room where I went there to praise the guys, and I feel sorry that one team that is not my team won the game based on attitude, based on compromise. So I feel more than sad and that's it. Football is not just about players that think they have more quality than others, the basic of football goes beyond that. The basic of football is the attitude and they beat us on that."

Mourinho further said, "Many times I fear my thoughts, my feelings but I don't ban myself in a sense I always share them."

He concluded, "Before the game I told the players the risks of a bad attitude. At half-time, even at 0-0, I told the players the risk of playing the way we were playing. And it happened, because I believe the players only realised the game was at risk when they scored the second goal and it went to extra-time."