Tottenham Hotspur

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg gives concerning post-match comment after Man Utd defeat

Jude Summerfield
Hojbjerg is a regular in Tottenham's midfield
Hojbjerg is a regular in Tottenham's midfield / Harriet Lander/Copa/GettyImages

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg gave a concerning insight into Tottenham's dressing room with his post-match comments after the dreary 3-0 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday night.

Spurs were wretched once again and the pressure is already starting to pile on Nuno Espirito Santo, who saw his side roll over and defeated by a wounded United, who themselves were coming into the game off the back of a catastrophic 5-0 defeat to Liverpool.

Jokingly dubbed 'El Sackico' before the game, Tottenham once again struggled to create chances and did register a single shot on target on Saturday night. They have now lost five of their opening ten Premier League games, conceding three goals in four of those bleak losses.

Speaking after the defeat to United, Hojbjerg said: "To show up like this, it's unacceptable. At home there should be fireworks and determination. It wasn't there. I had better not say too much."

Hojbjerg himself was partially at fault for Edinson Cavani's goal which effectively ended the contest. The Dane played Oliver Skipp into trouble in midfield and Bruno Fernandes stole the ball to feed Cristiano Ronaldo, who found Cavani to make it 2-0.

The capitulation was completed when Tottenham's defence let Marcus Rashford run through untracked to finish beyond Hugo Lloris, though the atmosphere in north London had long since turned sour.

Fans pelted Nuno for his decision to bring off Lucas Moura and replace him with Steven Bergwijn, and the general lack of attacking patterns and aggressive intent throughout the season has caused discontent after what was a difficult summer for the club.

While Spurs are not expected to ditch the former Wolves boss before their trip to Everton next week, there has been brief chat of the club trying again for Antonio Conte to come in as his replacement.

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