Furious Tottenham fans turn on Jose Mourinho and call for him to be SACKED after Spurs collapse against Dinamo Zagreb and are dumped out of the Europa League
- Tottenham crashed out of the Europa League to Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb
- Jose Mourinho’s side gave up a two-goal first-leg lead to lose 3-2 on aggregate
- Some sections of the Spurs faithful want Mourinho sacked after the defeat
- The loss leaves Tottenham’s Champions League hopes hanging by a thread
Sections of Tottenham Hotspur’s fanbase want Jose Mourinho sacked after Spurs crashed out of the Europa League to Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday night.
The north Londoners threw away a two-goal lead built up from the first-leg to go out 3-2 on aggregate thanks to Mislav Orsic’s stunning hat-trick, which sent the Croatian minnows through to the competition’s quarter-finals.
The result leaves Spurs’ hopes of qualifying for next year’s Champions League hanging by a thread and with Mourinho’s men sitting in eighth-place in the Premier League table, Thursday’s shock defeat in Zagreb has proven to be enough for some supporters.
Some Tottenham fans want Jose Mourinho to be sacked after Spurs exited the Europa League
The north Londoners lost 3-2 on aggregate to Dinamo Zagreb despite being 2-0 up
One disgruntled Spurs fan tweeted: ‘UNFORGIVABLE!!!! From the first whistle they looked like 11 players chucked on a pitch with no plan that thought they could just stroll through 90 minutes.
‘I tried I honestly did. But 18 months and Spurs are worst I’ve seen in 15 years. Enough Jose goodbye.’
Another Tottenham fan said: ‘Being a spurs fan is the worst. Never have I hated a team so much. sack Jose.’
Spurs fans took to social media to vent their frustration towards under-fire manager Mourinho
Meanwhile, another supporter of the north Londoners posted: ‘Tbh (to be honest), if it gets Mourinho the sack this was a good night’s work.’
Mourinho was brought in as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement in December 2019 in a move to try and gain Spurs a first trophy since 2008.
The iconic Portuguese coach, who won the Champions League with FC Porto and Inter Milan as well as league titles at Real Madrid and Chelsea, is struggling to deliver for the north Londoners during his first full season in charge.
Spurs have reached the Carabao Cup final but face league leaders Manchester City in the April contest at Wembley but Thursday’s shock Europa League defeat means a major target this season has passed itself by.
Mislav Orsic’s (left) hat-trick have the Croatian minnows safe passage to the quarter-finals
It marks a bad week for the club after Tottenham ended up as losers in last Sunday’s north London derby to Arsenal.
Mourinho’s Spurs are also 26 points behind City at the top of the table and also exited the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage, leaving only the League Cup and an uphill struggle for the top-four to play for this season.
Tottenham owner Daniel Levy promised a winning mentality at the club when former Chelsea boss Mourinho controversially replaced fan favourite Mourinho last season but Spurs fans are directing criticism at the club chief too.
Other fans targeted Spurs owner Daniel Levy for his management as well as Mourinho
One fan tweeted: ‘Sack the whole coaching team, sell 90% of the squad that was Sunday league level. Levy, Enic & Mourinho OUT. #bottlejobs’
Another fan, discussing Mourinho’s credentials as manager, said: ‘”Serial winner” but can’t manage a 2-0 first leg advantage against a team from Croatia.’
One other Spurs supporter said: ‘José Mourinho “The Special One” has now got us knocked out of the Europa league SACK HIM NOW!!!’
Mourinho came out after the game and apologised to the Tottenham supporters for the disappointing slump and exit, claiming his side lacked the attitude their Croatian opponents showed on Thursday.
He told BT Sport: ‘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.
Mourinho apologised to the Tottenham supporters after his side’s disappointing slump
‘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. In some other matches I have the same feeling. Until the last day of the season we have to try and do our best.’
The Spurs boss insisted he had done everything to prepare his players for what to expect from Zagreb and match-winner Orsic, who ended the night as the hat-trick hero.
‘We were not caught by surprise,’ said Mourinho. ‘Before the game I told the players to play to win. I told them to refuse a feeling that it’s OK if we draw or lose 1-0 or 2-1. I told them to play to be dominant. At half time even at 0-0 I told them don’t do that.
‘My players, they watch and watch and watch Orsic actions during his career. We prepared with the clips and the goals Orsic scored.
‘I saw them all and my players watched them all so I don’t know what to say, only that the first goal I watched it before, the second goal I watched it before and the third goal I watched it before.
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