Jose Mourinho was clearly impressed by Dinamo Zagreb players in their Europa League comeback over his Tottenham side.
Spurs held a 2-0 aggregate from the first leg against the Croatian team, but the hosts scored three without reply in the second leg to progress.
After 120 minutes of football and a crushing defeat away from home, Mourinho took it upon himself to go into the Dinamo dressing room and applaud their players.
José Mourinho est venu applaudir les joueurs du Dinamo Zagreb dans le vestiaire, après avoir éliminé Tottenham. La classe. 👏👏🇭🇷
— Actu Football Club ⚽️⚡ (@_ActuFC_) March 19, 2021
“I went into the Zagreb dressing room to congratulate them. Very humble. Very humble,” Mourinho said.
“On the other side, my team, it did not look like it was an important match. For me it was, every match is important. And for every Tottenham fan at home, every match is important. It matters.
“To say that I feel sad is not enough, every emotion is left out there. I feel very sorry that my team did not win. We lost. It was based on attitude, based on compromise and I feel very sad.
“Football is not just about quality of teams, it is more than that. It’s about attitude and that’s how they beat us.”