Tottenham Hotspur returned to winning ways yesterday afternoon when they secured a comfortable 2-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Ryan Mason’s side suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Leeds United last weekend which was the final nail in the coffin for an outside chance of a late way back into the top four.
Former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood was full of praise for the efforts of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg against Nuno Espirito Santos’ side.
The Dane provided the assist for Harry Kane to break the deadlock on the verge of half time with a pass that split the Wolves defence and allowed the striker to show great composure to slot the ball beyond Rui Patricio.
Hojbjerg went from provider to goalscorer in the second half when he found himself in the right place when Patricio could only palm Gareth Bale’s effort into his path to fire home.
Sherwood joked that Hojbjerg must have suffered a nose bleed when he found the back of the net after finding himself in an advanced position on the pitch.
The 52-year-old claimed that the midfielder was restricted with his freedom under former boss Jose Mourinho and now has to show he has more to his game.
Sherwood said on Premier League Productions: “I am pleased for Hojbjerg. He has got an assist and a goal today. Shortly after, he changed his shirt because he had a nose bleed because he found himself in the box. He has got more to his game.
“He got restricted under Jose, he did a very good job sitting in front of the two centre-backs. I think he has to show us a little bit more, and I think he is capable of that.”
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