Former Spurs player praised the performance of the Danish footballer and described him as Mourinho’s “rock”.
According to Dimitar Berbatov,Tottenham
is the missing piece of the puzzle that the Spurs were waiting for all along and Jose Mourinho has done a big favor to the team by taking in the player into his squad. Hojbjerg, who joined Tottenham on August after four years withSouthampton
, has proved to be one of the most impressive Premier League players so far.
"I think one of the major things in the Spurs team, from what I have seen so far, are the people in the middle of the park. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is a f*cking bully, a rock in front of the defence,"
"He knows what he can and can't do and he's playing to his strengths. He doesn't really get much praise but he's there and he's doing all the work.”
"Mourinho knew exactly what he wanted when they went into the market for a midfielder, and he certainly got all that and more in Hojbjerg."
Berbatov also praisedSissoko
, andSon Heung-min
for their performance believing that the team has proved their capability to compete for Premier League title.
"Mousa Sissoko also plays a massive part alongside him and it's pleasing to see Tanguy Ndombele getting more and more games under his belt,"
"I don't really know what else to say about Harry Kane and Son, it's obvious they are amazing. Every player is producing great football at the moment and long may that continue.”
"In the past, we've seen Mourinho favour a strong midfield, he has his own ideas about how his team should be structured and, at the moment, it's working perfectly for him.”
"Spurs proved that they are serious title contenders with their win over Manchester City. It was a great win and it was probably exactly how Mourinho wanted the game to go.”
"Even though I admire seeing the patient passing style of football with the ball on the ground, sometimes if you play like that and have 60 or 70 per cent of the ball you can still lose, as City did against Spurs.”
"City cannot change their style of play and Spurs were so prepared for them, so focussed and in the end fully deserved the win. It's a big statement, it showed that they are ready and that they can challenge this year for the title."