Tottenham goalkeeper Joe Hart has apologised for the ‘Job Done’ Instagram post after the club were knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday.
The message was posted on the keeper’s social media account soon after the final whistle in Zagreb. The post even had the 3-0 scoreline which mean that Spurs had been eliminated from the tournament on a 3-2 aggregate score.
The message was deleted and on Friday morning the former England goalkeeper posted an apology video.
Hart, who was on the bench, claimed that a member of his social media team had thought the London club had won 3-0.
Hart said: “I feel I need to come on and make an apology on behalf of my social media team. I’ve just woken up, but it has just been brought to my attention that someone thought we had won 3-0 last night. Sloppy as it sounds, it’s the truth.
“They posted ‘Job Done’. It’s unacceptable, I’m sure a lot of people are unhappy and I’m sorry for that. It has obviously not come from me, I’ve got nothing but love for the team and I’m just as down as the boys are, so apologies.
“Unfortunately stuff like this happens, just know that it didn’t come from any place other than a typo.”
— TEAMtalk (@TEAMtalk) March 19, 2021
Mourinho blames Spurs players
Jose Mourinho was left “concerned” after his Tottenham team were dumped out of the Europa League but he laid the blame solely with his players.
Spurs had one foot in the quarter-finals after last week’s 2-0 first-leg win, but they crumbled in Croatia and succumbed to Mislav Orsic’s sensational hat-trick, going out 3-2 on aggregate after extra time.
Even at half-time of the second leg it seemed unthinkable that Spurs would not progress, but Orsic struck twice in the second half to level the scores up and then won it in the additional period.
What made it even more unbelievable is that Dinamo’s manager Zoran Mamic was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison on Monday and was forced to resign.
Mourinho’s side could not take advantage of the disruption in the Zagreb camp though and he was left concerned by their attitude for a second successive game, having also questioned their desire in Sunday’s north London derby defeat to Arsenal.
In a cryptic answer, he said: “Of course it concerns me. Of course it concerns me. We worked very hard, we tried to provide the best conditions for the players to perform. Of course it concerns me.
“My position as a head coach is the position that stops me, or at least makes me uncomfortable to come in front of the cameras and go deep in analysis. I hope you can understand that.
“I believe all of us have to be humble enough to accept any criticism that you can make of our work. It is not for me to go on that.
“They played with a lot of desire that I can call it also professionalism, because for me professionalism starts exactly in the attitude. To be a professional you must have attitude every day and in every minute of every game.
“Then more talent, less talent makes a difference between players but what is never negotiable is attitude and they beat us on attitude.”