Tottenham Hotspur crashed out of the Europa League after losing to Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 in the second leg with an aggregate score of 2-3. Mislav Orsic grabbed the headlines with a stunning hat-trick which included a decisive goal in extra-time. The North Londoners have come under fire in the wake of the upset and on top of everything, they failed to hold on to their 2-0 lead. Here are some of the consequences of the scathing defeat.
Mourinho facing the wrath of the fanbase
Spurs faithful have vented their frustrations on Jose Mourinho and some of them even want the Portuguese to get sacked in the wake of the defeat against the Croatian club. Spurs have so far endured a disastrous start to 2021, slumping in the Premier League despite a stellar start to the season. Sitting eighth in the table, the North Londoners’ chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season are looking at the moment.
Some of the fans’ tweets:
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.
Being a Spurs fan is the worst. Never have I hated a team so much. sack Jose.
Lloris labels the defeat as a disgrace
Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris cut a frustrated figure not only for being at the receiving end – beaten on three occasions by Orsic – but also for the lack of desire shown by his teammates.
The French keeper also insisted that the defeat was the reflection of Spurs’ current situation.
‘I think we are all more than disappointed, it is just a disgrace,’ the goalkeeper said after the game.
‘I just hope everyone in the changing room feels responsible for the situation because it’s a disgrace.
‘The taste of the defeat tonight is more than painful and we are all responsible for that.
‘The accumulation, obviously we are a club full of ambition, I just think the team at the moment is a reflection of what is going on in the club.
Son and Kane deserve to play at a higher level – Peter Crouch
Former English international Peter Crouch feels that Harry Kane and Son Heung-min should be playing at a higher level and the duo could seek an exit from Spurs after the disappointing defeat.
Kane and Son have formed a productive partnership this season, combining for a plethora of goals. However, with Son injured and Kane failing to deliver, Spurs looked mediocre last night.
Crouch feels defeats like this wouldn’t help keep the star duo long at the club.
He’s a Champions League player, he should be there talking alongside Lewandowski, Haaland, Mbappe… (and) Kane. He should be up there with those (players). He’s gone out to Dinamo Zagreb today and that’s the worrying thing – where’s his head at?
‘It’s not just the manager, (it’s) the players. Son (and) Kane, players who deserve to be playing at a higher level than Europa League. Of course they are loyal to Tottenham and we all hope they will be, but games like that certainly don’t help.’