Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has admitted that his most important job in the Tottenham Hotspur side is to organise the team on the pitch and make them better.
Hojbjerg has hit the ground running at Tottenham and has been one of the signings of the summer across the Premier League.,
Despite being at the club for only six months, the Dane already becomes an indispensable part of the Tottenham team and arguable rivals Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in his importance to the side.
Not only has he displayed his tremendous ability to read the game in the base of the Spurs midfield but he has also become one of the leaders in the side.
He had a difficult first half against Everton yesterday after giving the ball away which led to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s equaliser and also accidentally tripped the forward in the penalty area just minutes later to allow the Toffees to net a third.
Mourinho has already labelled him ‘a captain without the armband’ and Hojbjerg admitted that it is that extra responsibility which he cherishes.
When asked about the praise he has got from the Spurs boss, the 25-year-old told Sport Bild (via Sport Witness): “It motivates me, makes me keep going, thinking ahead and wanting even more. But I don’t lose my most important task, which the coach expects of me.
“I want to make my team better. My job is to read the game well, to communicate properly, to organise the team. The coach gives me a lot of responsibility.
“I enjoy this job because I can see that my colleagues benefit from it. But in the end, it’s always about the big picture. We have to feel and live every day that we want to get the best out of ourselves.”
Hojbjerg also credited Mourinho with turning Tottenham into ‘a machine’ with all the players always working towards a collective.
The midfielder added: “Mourinho turns us into a machine in which one cog engages the other and everyone works for everyone. Everyone in the club feels that.
“I am happy and proud to be part of this machine. We must always keep them hot by joining forces.”
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This confirms people’s suspicion that Jose views Hojbjerg as his extension on the pitch. The 25-year-old work in organising his teammates is just as values as what he does individually on and off the ball.
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