Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg received plenty of praise on social media, not just from Spurs fans but also from journalists and opposition supporters as well, for the commitment that the midfielder showed in clearing the ball away after he had been fouled in the second half.
The midfielder produced a typically industrious and disciplined display in the base of Tottenham’s midfield at Anfield yesterday but could not stop his side from falling to a 2-1 defeat.
The Dane, along with Moussa Sissoko, often doubled up on Liverpool’s wide men while also denying the homes side’s midfielders and attackers any space or time on the ball in the final third.
There was one moment in particular in the second half that epitomised the 25-year-old’s desire and commitment when he won the ball off Curtis Jones before being fouled by the Liverpool midfielder.
Despite being on the ground, the Tottenham midfielder decided to head the ball away in an effort to keep it from Jones.
Some fans on social media were blown away by the midfielder’s willingness to put his body on the line.
— Chris Chang (@ChrisChang) December 16, 2020
#thfc midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg with unbelievable commitment to the cause as he attempts to head the ball whilst on the floor.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) December 16, 2020
Hojbjerg got fouled and still tried to head the ball away whilst on the floor 😭
— ٍ (@thfclukas) December 16, 2020
Hojbjerg just head butted the ball ffs…
— DT (@KingKane__10) December 16, 2020
Hojbjerg is unreal! Using his head to defend 💪🏽 🇩🇰 pic.twitter.com/FprA0lTRE4
— ★ (@HotspurHustle) December 16, 2020
Hojbjerg just tried to head the ball up the pitch while on the ground after winning the ball back and getting fouled. Dude’s dedication knows no end
— Isaac Kimes (@IsaacKimes) December 16, 2020
— Rachel Smethers (@RachelSmethers) December 16, 2020
Hojbjerg tackling with his head there!!
— Danny Pitt (@BigDannyP_81) December 16, 2020
Lmmfao!!! Hojbjerg head the ball on the ground when he fell!!!
Yooooooo!!! This !an is a beast!!!!
— Lil Depressed Soul 💔💀 (@RamoneMurdock) December 16, 2020
højbjerg being thrown down and still heads the ball this guys a warrior
— ° (@chxrognard) December 16, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
Despite not being blessed with spectacular physical or technical attributes, Hojbjerg has an unbelievable knack of reading the game, which allows him to always be at the right place to make interceptions. He, like some others in the Spurs side, hardly put a foot wrong at Anfield yesterday and did not deserve to be on the losing side.
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