Former Spurs striker has compared the Danish midfielder to Claude Makelele.
with a £15 million deal in August. The Danish midfielder seemed like an underwhelming addition to the squad but managed to establish himself as a starter for Jose Mourinho’s team as they have secured their top position in the Premier League table. His performance in the derby clash against Arsenal was praised due to his ability to control the Gunners' attacking forces. Former Tottenham player
has spoken about Hojbjerg and his special qualities as a footballer.
“I was one who questioned it,” the former Spurs striker told talkSPORT. “I thought, ‘If they want to go to the next level, why are they not signing better players?’
“He’s like that anchor you need in midfield, where everyone can be going chaotic around you, he’s the one who sits in front of that back four and does his job.”
Bent also compared Hojbjerg to Claude Makelele in terms of their similar style.
“He [Mourinho] had Claude Makelele as well," he added.
"I think the biggest one who was underrated in that role was John Obi Mikel, he did that job so well.
“It’s the Mourinho way.”
Tottenham will play their next game against Antwerp in the Europa League on Thursday before returning to Premier League for a game against Crystal Palace three days later.