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Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by JerusalemMan, 11 Aug 2020.

  1. SouthStand322

    SouthStand322 Kevin-Prince Boateng

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    Bentancur will get the headlines but another good display from PEH. Thought he was good against United and Brighton too.

    Picked some nice passes recently for a 'clogger'
     
  2. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    And this is playing back to back to back games
    His pass for the chance Kane should have buried was top notch
     
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  3. paxtonwolf

    paxtonwolf Mel Hopkins

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    Nice headache for Conte once Skipp is fit in April
     
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  4. SouthStand322

    SouthStand322 Kevin-Prince Boateng

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    Yep. A little bit like the one v Leeds, although todays was an easier chance?
     
  5. johnola

    johnola Teemu Tainio

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    Glad to see him playing well.
    He occupies a key role in the team and perhaps he tries to do too much - perhaps he has had to do too much with Sissoko and Winks etc stinking the place out.
     
  6. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    Continuing his good run of form, very good to see.
     
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  7. SouthStand322

    SouthStand322 Kevin-Prince Boateng

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    Personally think the back to back games thing is a myth. He’s played loads of football these past few years. As a team we look better when we’ve had more time to prepare, even Harry has been hit and miss.
     
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  8. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    He is a solid player, i have heard some fans suggest we should get rid in the summer but as it stands now i hope we keep him here.
     
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  9. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    Nah he has had always played badly when playing midweek
    Look at the games in those midweek fixtures and it will ring bells
     
  10. SouthStand322

    SouthStand322 Kevin-Prince Boateng

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    Agree to disagree on that one mate
    Bearing in mind for most of the season we have played every 3/4 days, so midweek or not the games come thick and fast, not sure it would matter if a game was on a Wednesday or a Saturday, its all about recovery time with how he plays.

    Some midweek games in the past few months he has played well, or certainly on par with the rest of the team:-
    Spurs 2 West Ham 1 - lovely pass and move and assist for goal
    Spurs 0 Chelsea 1 - played as well as anyone else
    Leicester 2 Tottenham 3 - played well and lovely pass for equalising goal
    Brighton 0 Spurs 2 - quietly effective in midfield

    In that time we've also had midweek losses to Southampton, Middlesborough and Burnley, and he wasnt at his best, but you could equally point to plenty of others who weren't quite at it in those games either.

    As a team we have been incredibly inconsistent, thats not only him, even our best players (Son, Kane) have been up and down, arguably more so than him.
     
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  11. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    Don't think so. Even when we first signed him we had quite a lot of midweek football, he played a lot and was widely seen as a very good and important player for quite a wile.

    I think it's the cumulative load over time. Week after week of two games a week. Internationals, Euros. That's when he starts to struggle.

    Three games in eight days and he's fine. Another two in quick succession, less so.
     
  12. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

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    Slightly surprised to see PEH is #3 on this list.

     
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    Lilbaz Edgar Davids

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    He has played almost every game.
     
  14. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    Another good game from PEH I thought. Overshadowed by Bentancur in the centre, but did his job well. Continuing to do useful things on the ball under a bit of pressure, finding good passes and solutions. Fewer poor touches and passes. Of course a terrific ball winner.

    Will be interesting to see what happens when Skipp returns, particularly if Skipp gets back to the level he had before the injury problems fairly quickly. But for now PEH is forming a very good and very functional midfield partnership with Bentancur.
     
  15. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    I thought he was excellent but under stated
    It’s exactly what you need in that role
     
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    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    He is one of those players who do so much work but never really stands out, all good teams need a player like that in their midfield.
     
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    spurspinter1 Chris Armstrong

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    Agree 100%. Nobody’s asking for an extra body in midfield anymore, PEH + Bentancur’s partnership has contributed greatly to our improved form.

    I imagine Skipp won’t be rushed back in to the starting line up unless injuries affect either of the current pair, I love the kid but wouldn’t want to fix what isn’t broken.
     
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    billyiddo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    I am, PEH is very much upgradable as a starting player and behind the wingbacks it's the next obvious weakness in the team.
     
  19. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Andy Thompson

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    People bang on about Kalvin Philips but is there much difference between Hojberg and Philips? For me they are similar players. And the valuation of Philips makes PEH seem great value. There is no doubt PEH is a key part of the squad. What we need however, is competition for Bentancur. Without him our midfield lacks class. It lacks touch and the passing drops off massively. Whether Skipp can take on that role is tbc. But I think Skipp and PEH are comparable and competing for one spot. Bentancur and ???? for the other. In other words, ideally we need one more midfielder. Bassoma certainly adds something different - carries the ball well.

    Sarr is also another unknown. We probably need to sell Winks to justify singing someone like Bossuma.
     
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  20. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Mitchell Thomas

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    If we are to play in Europe next season - as we are surely looking likely to do - then PEH, Bentancur, Skipp and at least one other DM (or DM-capable player) will be needed and all of them should get plenty of playing time.

    I'm always intrigued to see Hojbjerg's play with Denmark, where he's allowed to take up an attacking-playmaking MF role. There's versatility and ball-playing skills in him that don't go on display as often with Spurs.
     

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