Iyayi Believe Atiemwen bundles Jose Mourinho’s Spurs out of Europe League

Nigerian eligible winger Iyayi Believe Atiemwen provided an assist for Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.

His contribution proved to be crucial as Tottenham were knocked out of Europa League after losing 3-0 (3-2 on aggregate) to Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday evening.

Zabreg completed an astonishing comeback to humble Spurs as they overcame a 2-0 loss in the first leg to claim a 3-2 victory on aggregate.

Mislav Oršić scored a brace in both halves to force the match into extra time with a 2-2 aggregate. After the start of extra time, the 28-year-old completed his hattrick, the goal that sent Zagreb through to the last eight.

Former Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia was the first national team coach to spot the potential of Iyayi and handed him a call-up for the international friendly against Brazil before the 2016 Olympic Games.

After spells in Turkey with Manisaspor, Sanliurfaspor, Caykur Rizespor, Kayseri Erciyesspor and HNK Gorica, the Bendel Insurance product has matured to become a top player since moving to Dinamo Zagreb in January 2019.

His versatility means he can be deployed as an attacking midfielder, left midfielder and left winger.

He has been scouted by AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Empoli, Parma, Gijon, Mainz and Alaves in the past.

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