Midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Tottenham Hotspur has received criticism for how he played against San Marino on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Danish midfielder got the game underway for his team, who ultimately prevailed 2-1. The national media was not shocked by his tendency to give the ball away, but he was unable to establish his control in the middle of the field.
He received a two-star rating from the Danish journal Ekstra Bladet due to his lack of motivation, slow work rate, and bad judgment.
“The ox in the middle never got going for what he’s good at,” they claimed.
“Pierre was unfriendly with the ball, attempted dribbles that were previously impossible, and made too few runs. However, he was one of many who gave it a shot.
Hojbjerg has had a challenging season thus far, and he has also had trouble getting regular playing time at Tottenham. According to rumors, the player is not a good fit for Ange Postecoglou’s attacking style of play, and Tottenham is planning to let him go in the near future.
In recent weeks, he has been connected to teams like Juventus and Atletico Madrid. It remains to be seen if his potential employers are willing to move quickly to hire him during the January transfer window.
Under the former manager Antonio Conte, Hojbjerg was an important member of the Tottenham team, but he has struggled to maintain his high performance thus far this season. At this point in his career, he will be wanting to play frequently, therefore leaving Tottenham would be best for everyone.
Report provides injury updates on key Spurs stars – Bentancur and Johnson
Tottenham will resume its Premier League season against Fulham on Monday, and The Standard has revealed the condition of some of the club’s injured stars.
Since the North London derby, Brennan Johnson has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, missing the victories over Liverpool and Luton Town.
The Standard reports that there is a chance the dynamic attacker, 22, will be fit for the match against the Cottagers despite missing out on the Wales squad during the international break.
The story clarifies that Johnson’s participation is still up for debate and that he may not appear on Monday.
Rodrigo Bentancur should be back in a month
Rodrigo Bentancur continues to make progress in his recovery and appears to be on track to resume play in November, so there is some encouraging news.
According to the source, Ryan Sessegnon, another long-term absentee, might return to play in the following month after gradually joining the team over the next several weeks.
Ivan Perisic is still out with an ACL injury, and Manor Solomon won’t be healthy until the end of the year.
Although it seems like all of Tottenham’s international stars have survived this round of matches intact, we won’t know for sure until they all return to Hotspur Way.
The only advantage we have this time is that we don’t play until Monday, so those guys will have a few extra days to rest.