Various media outlets in Denmark have criticised Tottenham Hotspur’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for his recent performance against Kazakhstan on Sunday.
Hojbjerg has enjoyed a fairly impressive campaign for Tottenham so far this season, with five goals and five assists to his name across all competitions (Transfermarkt).
The 27-year-old had been a consistent presence in the heart of midfield during Antonio Conte’s time in North London.
He will be hoping to continue to be a key player in the latter stages of the season under Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason now that Conte has departed the club.
The Denmark international was the first to comment on Conte’s controversial press conference (Tipsbladet), suggesting the Italian should be more honest with his players.
Now, it’s the turn of the Danish press to be forthright with Hojbjerg, after the national side succumbed to a 3-2 defeat against Kazakhstan on Sunday.
The Danes had led 2-0 before collapsing away from home, and it seems Hojbjerg has become something of a scapegoat for the performance.
Ekstra Bladet gave Hojbjerg a one out of six rating, and commented that the player should perform “much, much better.” They were particularly scathing of his inability to organise the midfield.
Hojbjerg was identified as one of the players to struggle the most by DR.
Meanwhile, Tipsbladet criticised Hojbjerg for being “too poor” on the ball, and also said he “ran away from his responsibility.”
The Tottenham star received a three out of ten rating from Bold and was lamented for “too many mistakes” in the middle of the park as his country folded.
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It’s not often we hear about Hojbjerg getting that kind of heat from the Danish press, as he is usually so consistent for his country.
Let’s hope he shakes that off and returns to his best for the weekend as we return to Premier League action against Everton.
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