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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg helped collapsed man outside Tottenham stadium

Jude Summerfield
Hojbjerg played in Spurs' defeat to United
Hojbjerg played in Spurs' defeat to United / MB Media/GettyImages
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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was at the scene to help a man who had collapsed outside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night.

The Denmark international was part of his national side during Euro 2020 when teammate Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field and was driving home after the 3-0 defeat to Manchester United when he saw the man.

The Daily Mail report the former Southampton midfielder remained at the scene before an on-site emergency vehicle came. The man was treated by medical staff and then transferred to North Middlesex Hospital.

Hojbjerg was reportedly brandished a 'hero' by fans, though it's said he downplayed his role.

Just two weeks ago, Sergio Reguilon and Eric Dier were praised for their reaction to a home fan who was spotted in distress during Spurs' 3-2 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park. That match was stopped while the supporter received attention before being resumed.

Saturday evening's defeat to United proved to be Nuno Espirito Santo's final game in charge in north London, with Hojbjerg's comments after the loss hinting at a fractured dressing room. He 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."

Nuno was sacked on Monday and Antonio Conte was quickly brought in on Tuesday, with sporting director Fabio Paratici playing a large role in signing his old Juventus colleague.

The Italian has a pretty big job on his hands. With little to no coaching coming from Nuno or his predecessor Jose Mourinho, Spurs have been tough to watch in the early parts of the season, either winning their games by slim margins or being heavily defeated.

First up is a Europa League Conference fixture against Vitesse at home before a trip to Everton in the Premier League.


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