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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has been mocked on social media for "masterclass" as Spurs were humiliated by Dinamo Zagreb.
The north London side were dumped out of the Europa League 3-2, having gone into the fixture 2-0 up from the round-of-16 first leg.
Going into the break 0-0 on the night, a hat-trick from Mislav Orsic sent the Portuguese boss packing.
And rival fans were quick to flood Twitter with savage digs at Mourinho for his management of the European tie.
"A great tactical Mourinho masterclass," one said.
Another commented: "A situation like tha has a Mourinho 'masterclass' written all over it."
While a third held nothing back, with: "They should put Mourinho in jail after that masterclass."
And a fourth added: "It's a season of new lows – Mourinho masterclass."
Mourinho, though, was left with no option but to praise the Croatian side after their comeback.
He said: “If I forget the last 10 minutes of the extra-time, where we did something to get a different result and to go through, in the 90 minutes and the first half of the extra-time was one team that decided to leave everything on the pitch.
“They left everything there, they left sweat, they left energy, they left blood, at the end of the game they left even tears of happiness. Very humble, very committed and I have to praise them.
“On the other side, my team, and I repeat, my team, I am there, that didn’t look like they were playing an important match.
“If for any one of them it was not important match, for me it is because of the respect I have for my career and for my own job. Every match is an important match for me.
“I believe for every Tottenham fan at home, every match matters and another attitude is needed.
“To say that I feel sad is not enough because what I feel goes much further than sadness. 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.
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“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.
“Many times I fear my thoughts, my feelings but I don’t ban myself in a sense I always share them.
“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.”
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