Jamie O’Hara went viral on social media for his coverage of Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Slovenian side NS Mura in the European Conference League on Thursday night, writes the Givemesport.
Spurs slumped to an embarrassing loss against the lowest-ranked team in the competition. Mura have a UEFA coefficient ranking of 341 and appeared to have their work cut out against a team featuring Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Bryan Gil and Tanguy Ndombele.
However, the hosts took the lead in Maribor courtesy of an 11th-minute strike from Tomi Horvat and then scored the winner deep into stoppage time through Amadej Marosa, who cancelled out Kane’s second-half equaliser.
It was a humiliating and concerning defeat for recently-appointed Spurs boss Antonio Conte, who told reporters after the match: “After three weeks I am starting to understand the situation. It is not simple. At this moment the level at Tottenham is not so high.
“This a bad loss for us. The performance was poor. We know we have a lot of work ahead of us. This is a difficult moment for us. We need patience to improve, to be good again. We were poor not only technically and tactically but also mentally. It will take time to bring Tottenham back.”
Like many, O’Hara didn’t see this result coming. The former Spurs midfielder, however, was supremely confident for Conte’s side prior to kick-off.
Working on the game for Sky Sports, O’Hara said: “This is going to be a walk in the park. I think we’re going to see four, five goals. It’s going to be a breeze. We’re going to see players playing well…”
After Tottenham went 1-0 down, a stunned O’Hara said: “It’s absolutely shocking, they should be ashamed of themselves. I don’t think you’ll see a few of these in a Spurs shirt again.”
And by full-time, O’Hara was listing the Tottenham players that he felt should never play for the club again.
🗣 “They shouldn’t wear a Spurs shirt again in my opinion.”
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 25, 2021