‘Not sure what he was doing up there’ – Mason on Hojbjerg goal and assist

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
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Tottenham Hotspur interim head coach, Ryan Mason, was surprised to see Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg so far up the pitch against Wolves but was delighted with his performance.

Spurs won the match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 2-0 and Hojbjerg recorded both a goal and an assist across the 90 minutes.

Hojbjerg’s primary job in the Spurs side is to break up play, win the ball back, pass it off to the creators and protect the back four.

The Dane did that and more this afternoon, not only doing his bit to earn the clean sheet, but also contributing to the attack.

Wolves defender, Connor Coady, looked to be on a one-man mission to keep Spurs out in the first half but Hojbjerg eventually unlocked the defence with a pin-point through ball to Harry Kane who dispatched coolly to make it 1-0.

Hojbjerg then added a goal of his own in the second 45 by tapping home the rebound from a spilled Gareth Bale effort.

Mason had this to say on the performance (Football London): “He’s had a great season for us. I’m not sure what he was doing up there in the six-yard box! It was also great work from Reggy in showing the fight needed. I’m very pleased with what Pierre did.”

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