Pundit hails performance of ‘pigeon-holed’ Spurs star against Wolves 

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Danny Murphy has hailed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for his solid display in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Wolves. 

Hojbjerg started the season in outstanding form after arriving from Southampton last summer but his performances have levelled off over the past few months. 

The Dane was not at his best during Tottenham’s 3-1 loss to Leeds United earlier this month and was often a passenger when Marcelo Bielsa’s side counter-attacked in the second half. 

The drop in Hojbjerg’s form could be put down to fatigue, with the 25-year-old being just one of two players to play every minute of every game in the Premier League this season. 

Hojbjerg was back to his best on Sunday after he played Harry Kane through on goal for Tottenham’s first goal and netted their second by pouncing on the rebound after Rui Patricio parried Gareth Bale’s drive.

Murphy admitted that he was pleased to see the former Southampton man displaying his creativity on the ball.

The pundit said on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One: “Hojbjerg, I thought he was terrific today. I was saying to Micah before the game that I don’t think he does enough creatively for me. 

“He has been pigeon-holed a little bit into this destroyer and holding midfield role where he gets around and gets after people, and sets the tone. 

“But today he showed some moments of class, creativity that he is obviously capable of.”

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