Alasdair Gold has revealed that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been ruled out of Denmark’s World Cup Qualifier against Scotland this evening with an injury.
Hojbjerg has started alongside Oliver Skipp in the middle of the park in Antonio Conte’s first two games in charge of Tottenham, with the Italian opting to line up in a 3-4-3.
Conte has to change his starting eleven for Spurs’ clash against Leeds United on Sunday as Skipp is suspended for the match after being booked at Goodison Park.
The 52-year-old now also faces the prospect of being without Hojbjerg as well after it emerged that the midfielder has not recovered from his injury in time for the clash against the Scotts.
Hojbjerg missed Denmark’s clash against the Faroe Islands last week but the Danish FA suggested at the time that the Spurs man was expected to play a part against Scotland.
However, Gold has now confirmed that the 26-year-old will also miss this evening’s clash too as he continues to recover from his injury.
The journalist revealed during a Q&A segment on Football.London that Hojbjerg picked up the injury as a result of the tackle from Mason Holgate that saw the Toffees defender being sent off last Sunday.
Gold also added that Denmark’s decision not to use the 26-year-old against Scotland could also be precautionary as Kasper Hjulmand’s have already qualified for the World Cup.
Spurs Web Opinion
Let us hope that the decision from Denmark to not use him against Scotland is precautionary. If both Hojbjerg and Skipp are out, that will give Conte a huge headache for the clash against Leeds as none of our other midfielders are defensively reliable.
If Hojbjerg is not available, the Italian might have no choice but to potentially play Winks and Ndombele in the middle unless he decides to do something drastic and potentially play Dier or Romero there.
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