‘A special coach’ – Hojbjerg opens up on experience with Antonio Conte at Spurs

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has called Antonio Conte a ‘special coach’ and believes Tottenham have to remain focused on what the Italian wants to achieve. 

Spurs recently secured a 5-1 win over Newcastle, consolidating their pursuit for a Champions League spot by lifting themselves into fourth place in the Premier League. 

It was their third consecutive league win which has seemingly brought an end to the club’s inconsistent run of form it had been stuck in since the turn of the year. 

Hojbjerg, who has been a regular cog in Tottenham’s midfield machine under Conte, has experienced first-hand the power of the 52-year-old’s methods when it comes to helping the side grow.  

And the Denmark international was full of praise for the work of the former Inter Milan and Chelsea coach, insisting Spurs have to ‘go with the flow’ to yield positive results. 

He said (via Football.London): “Antonio is a special coach, with a special way of doing things, with a very high level of performing.

“There is always a time of adaptation, a time of understanding the sports side and also the personal side, and everything is coming together well. 

“It’s important now to go with the flow and see how far we can take it, because the team is evolving very positively.

“That creates a platform where we can perform at a really very high level. We’re climbing the ladder, so it’s difficult to stop and look back down, we have to keep going and stay focused on the next challenge ahead.

“That’s how I think to work the best, not to draw too many conclusions, try to maintain a high level of focus and performance, be consistent in your behaviour and to enjoy the process, because eventually this is what makes you better.”

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Hojbjerg has been in good form recently – especially since the arrival of Rodrigo Bentancur in January – and has been one of the players Conte can really trust. 

Conte has made a positive impact overall since coming in which is tough arriving during the season and he seems to have got all the players on board with his ideas, which will explain the recent spell of good form. 

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