Zagreb, 19 March 2021 – On Thursday (18 March), in the match held in Zagreb, football players of the GNK Dinamo achieved a rarely seen sports venture by beating the London’s Tottenham with 3-0 (after extra-time), entering thus the top eight teams in the European League.

Compared to the first, London game (2-0 for Tottenham), the team from Maksimir lost its first coach Zoran Mamić, which was also supposed to significantly affect its chances of passing in Zagreb's match. But all this represented just a further motivation for triple scorer Oršić, the insuperable Livaković, tireless captain Ademi and their brilliant team-mates, who were superbly led by the new coach Damir Krznar to the historic triumph over the legendary Jose Mourinho's team.

Although follow-up and support for sports at the national level derives from the very name of the Croatian Olympic Committee (HOO), the President of the Croatian Olympic Committee Zlatko Mateša and Secretary General Josip Čop considered Dinamo's club success an exception that deserves their congratulations:

Respected football players, members of Dinamo's expert staff and Management,

in the most beautiful way possible, you have shown how one should represent, not only the City of Zagreb and not only football, but – the Croatian sport as a whole. Let this victory from the category of sports wonders be your main guideline in the continuation of the European path. On behalf of the Croatian Olympic Family and on our own, we congratulate you on the historic achievement!