‘I felt guilty’ – Spurs star opens up on talk with Mourinho after his sacking

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has opened up on his feelings following the sacking of Jose Mourinho at Tottenham last month.

The Danish midfielder was actually signed under The Special One last summer, transferring from Southampton and becoming Tottenham’s midfield general.

However, Hojbjerg outlasted the man who brought him into North London, with Mourinho facing the sack after just 17 months in charge.

The Portuguese head coach left Tottenham without a trophy, the first time he has ever done so in his senior management career after having lifted silverware with Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Man United.

In fact, Mourinho was sacked just six days before the Carabao Cup Final where he would have had a chance to at least walk away with a winner’s medal from his time at Spurs.

Hojbjerg revealed that he felt guilty when his head coach was fired and opened up on a talk he had with Mourinho before he left Hotspur Way.

He said (Tribal Football): “It was a pity, of course, but I also thought it was the mechanisms of football.

£The afternoon after he was fired, it was a shame, or, it’s not that bad for many in this world, but I felt with him.

“I felt guilty as a player, he is not fired because the team performs top, but because there must be changes, and there were things they were not happy with.

“That way, there was a sense of guilt as a player, but I had a really good talk with him before he left, and I said goodbye. He gave me good words and advice along the way. He said I could always write or call.

“I then wrote to him when I got home, just to manifest my thanks, so that way I was incredibly grateful that I was allowed to have a coach who has won it all.”

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