Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, the midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, earned praise from Gary O’Neil, the manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg left a positive impression on Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Gary O’Neil during Monday night’s match.
Tottenham Hotspur faced Fulham on Monday, securing a 2-0 victory with goals from Son Heung-min and James Maddison.
Tottenham currently leads the Premier League standings by two points, with Ange Postecoglou’s strong start continuing.
Although Tottenham has had better performances this season, Postecoglou would be content with the three points, even though his team was not at their peak.
Yves Bissouma’s suspension led to one change, as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg started in midfield.
While Hojbjerg may not possess the same ball-handling finesse as Bissouma, he delivered a solid performance in the holding midfield role.
Gary O’Neil, who was on punditry duty, commended Hojbjerg after the match. He pointed out that both of Tottenham’s goals were the result of winning the ball high up the field, with excellent passes setting up the scoring opportunities.
Micky van de Ven’s first-time pass found Richarlison, who then set up Son for the first goal. Hojbjerg replicated this with a fantastic first pass to Son, who assisted Maddison in scoring the second goal.
O’Neil particularly praised Hojbjerg’s “fantastic” pass that led to the victory, emphasizing the importance of precise first-time passes.
He commented, “I think the key to both of the goals was the quality on the first pass. Jamie touched on the one at half-time, when the center back comes in and cushions it in lovely with his left foot, and then the second one, Hojbjerg stepping in, fantastic first pass into the nine and no time for Fulham to recover.”
Regarding Hojbjerg’s future, the article suggests that a January exit is still probable. While Hojbjerg made a decent contribution to the recent victory, it is unclear whether he can displace Bissouma in the Spurs’ lineup. Additionally, the Mirror reported that Spurs are willing to sell Hojbjerg in January if they can secure a replacement. With Hojbjerg’s contract nearing its final 18 months, the club aims to preserve his value, making a January exit a likely outcome despite his performance on Monday.