Recovery king pic.twitter.com/K537yTHkys— FootballingGenius ᵖᵃʳᵒᵈʸ (@BallingGenius) November 2, 2020
Against Brighton last night, our man Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg had another superb game, and excelled in one specific respect, the discipline of recovering the ball. In fact, this was the best Hojbjerg has ever been in at getting the ball back from opponents, since he joined us. The 25-year-old made 13 recoveries – and 8 of them were in Brighton’s half!
Pierre’s passing was equally immense, hitting 90%, making just 5 unsuccessful passes. This is precisely the sort of player that big successful clubs have on their books, the sort of player that wins games for you. A truly selfless team player. A Mourinho player, all the way.
Hojbjerg long ball pic.twitter.com/YIR2ByFAQe— FootballingGenius ᵖᵃʳᵒᵈʸ (@BallingGenius) November 2, 2020
The Dane also proved useful at springing attacks and managed to get a few long balls in, and the one above is a prime example.
There was very little genuinely negative to report, he won 75% of his defensive duels, 100% of his aerial duels, and made 4 interceptions. What player.