'He's a Phenomenal Player' - Jose Mourinho Hails Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Following Performance in Win Over Arsenal

Arjun Singh Devgan
Jose Mourinho has hailed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg following his brilliant performance in win over Arsenal
Jose Mourinho has hailed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg following his brilliant performance in win over Arsenal / Pool/Getty Images
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Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has hailed midfielder, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - going on to call the Danish international a "phenomenal player" following his brilliant performance in Spurs 2-0 win over Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday.

Tottenham won quite easily on the night courtesy of goals from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane which ensured that they remained on top of the Premier League table with 24 points, above Chelsea on goal difference.

Hojbjerg has played a key role in Tottenham's rise to the top this season, and has arguably been the signing of the summer so far following his £15million move to north London from Southampton.

"Pierre is, first of all, very intelligent. He reads the game very well. He's going to be a coach one day, for sure. He's a pain, asking questions about why we do this and why we do that. On the pitch, he reads the situation very, very well and the people that surround him are really compact, they read the game," Mourinho said post the game.

"Physically he's very, very strong and technically he's much better than people think. Because sometimes people think the guy that is good technically is the guy that does the backheel. The guy that is good technically is the guy that does something wonderful. But these are not my words. These are words from coaches of 30, 40 years ago. Simplicity is genius.

"And the guy is so simple in everything he does with the ball. And I think he's a phenomenal player. Congratulations, Mr. [Daniel] Levy [Spurs chairman]," he added.

When it comes to midfielders, only Manchester City's Rodri has made more successful passes than Hojbjerg so far, with 746 to 706, with the latter also ranking fourth in the list for most successful passes made in the opposition half.

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