Report: Spurs star may leave for international duty quicker than Mourinho expects

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According to a report in Danish publication Ekstra Bladet (as relayed by Sport Witness), The Danish Football Union is yet to receive clarity on the availability of some players for their upcoming international fixtures, including Tottenham midfielder, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

After a new strain of COVID-19 was discovered in Denmark, which is thought to have started at a farm, the UK government has imposed strict restrictions on travelling to the country.

Those who are coming into the UK from Denmark must self-isolate for fourteen days, according to the current rules.

Jose Mourinho confirmed after Tottenham’s win over West Brom on Sunday that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg would likely miss Denmark’s clashes against Sweden and Iceland but will travel to Leuven for the Nations League clash against Belgium (Football.London).

However, Ekstra Bladet points out that even this might be problematic as the Spurs midfielder would be mixing with others who have been in Denmark and might thus be forced to quarantine on his return to the UK.

The report reveals that the Danish authorities are working with the FA on a solution and, if an exception is made by the UK government, Hojbjerg could join up with his international squad sooner than Mourinho expects.

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