‘Devastated and frustrated’ – Hojbjerg gives honest reaction to cup final defeat

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have endured a tough season in North London, from the heights of leading the Premier League in December to the lows of being knocked out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb.

The Lilywhites entered 2021 with huge ambitions that involved all four competitions, the Premier League, Carabao Cup, Europa League and FA Cup.

With serial winner, Jose Mourinho at the helm, it looked possible, even probable, that Tottenham would end their 13-year wait for a trophy.

However, the season unravelled rather quickly from there on in, with Spurs dropping out of the title race, getting knocked out of the FA Cup to Everton after conceding five and letting a two-goal lead slip to Zagreb in Europe.

All hope then rested on the Carabao Cup Final against Man City for Spurs to end their drought, although they never truly got going at Wembley.

Although it took Man City until the 82nd-minute to open the scoring in the 1-0 victory for Pep Guardiola, the result seemed inevitable from minute one.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, speaking in this week’s matchday programme, gave an honest reaction to the cup final defeat.

He said (Football London): “I’m devastated and frustrated.

“I don’t want to say too much and start making statements or analysis on the final as I am still emotional about the result. This club needs trophies, simple.”

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