Joe Hart has been forced to explain a social media post that claimed Tottenham had qualified from their Europa League tie with Dinamo Zagreb.
The image, which showed the score of 3-0 to Dinamo, was accompanied with the caption ‘Job done’, believing Spurs had actually won the game.
However, the three goals scored by the hosts handed them a 3-2 aggregate victory on a humiliating night for Spurs.
Hart was an unused sub in Zagreb, but in a video posted on Friday morning, the former England international claimed it was down to a ‘typo’ from his social media team.
The initial post was swiftly deleted, with Hart making a full apology on his personal Instagram account.
He said: “I feel like I need to come on and make an apology on behalf of my social media team. It’s just been brought to my attention – I’ve just woken up – that we won 3-0.
“As sloppy as it sounds, that’s the truth. I posted ‘Job done’, that’s unacceptable, I’m sure it’s annoyed a lot of people and I’m sorry it’s come to that.
“It’s obviously not come from me. I’ve got nothing but love and respect for the club and I’m just as down as the boys are.
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“Apologies. It’s unfortunate, but these things happen. Just know it didn’t come from any place other than a typo. Have a great day.”
The man who started instead of Hart, labelled his side’s shock exit as a “disgrace”, citing a lack of fundamentals behind their miserable display.
“I think we are all more than disappointed,” he told BT Sport. “It is just a disgrace. I just hope everyone in the changing room feels responsible for this situation because it’s a disgrace.
“It’s just an accumulation. We are a club that’s full of ambition but the team at the moment I just think is a reflection of what’s going on in our club.
“We have a lack of basics, lack of fundamentals. Overall our performance is in relation to that. I think mentally we should be stronger, we should be more competitive.”
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