Tottenham’s new arrival, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has admitted that everything is in place at the club to push him on and to improve him as a player.
To many fans’ delight, Spurs were swift to agree on a deal with Southampton to sign the 25-year-old after the transfer window opened this summer.
If his first two performances in a Tottenham shirt are anything to go by, it looks as if the former Bayern Munich man is set to become an important cog in Mourinho’s midfield.
Hojbjerg put in two accomplished displays in the middle of the park against Ipswich Town and Reading as Spurs ran out comfortable winners in both pre-season friendlies.
The midfielder has shown a knack of knowing when to press high up and trap the opposition, while also positioning himself smartly to stop counter-attacks.
While Hojbjerg will no doubt have tougher challenges to come in a Spurs shirt, the former Southampton man will be delighted with the way in which he has started.
The Denmark international has admitted that his early impressions of the club are very positive and that he is excited to see what the team can achieve next season.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “The coaching staff are fantastic, the whole surroundings around the team, everything is so well set up, so it’s really good.
“There’s an environment where everyone wants to be better, everyone wants to have no excuses and as a human being, as a sportsman, as a footballer, it’s a great place to be.
“As a whole Club we’re looking forward to the Premier League starting again and showing what we’re all about, showing what we want to achieve, and wasting no time.”
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Reading between the lines, it sounds like the squad are determined to make a quick start instead of playing catch up to the top teams like we did last season. Going by the evidence of our first two pre-season matches (albeit against sub-standard opposition), Hojbjerg looks to be a very good fit for the role he has been bought for. I expect him and Winks to be our two starting midfield pivots for our first game against Everton.
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