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He Brings The Heat: Another standout performance from Hojbjerg
By Harry Hotspur -
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg’s heat map versus Burnley

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg’s arrival at Tottenham has forced me to order the latest, most recently updated edition of the Boy’s Bumper Book Of Adjectives. Every game there is something new to coo over, something more to appreciate.

Pierre saw a hell of a lot of the ball, making 107 passes, which is the most he’s been involved in a Tottenham match since we played Newcastle on 27.09.2020 (108 passes). The perfect stat storm then; a great player, who gets involved a lot.

The Dane is a healthy combination of huge footballing prowess, true grit and a solid belief in the José Mourinho mantra of ‘courage and honesty’.

NEGATIVES? Pierre lost an unusually high number of duels, however, one can argue that this is a relative stat, because the damage done by losing the ball is the killer. Hojbjerg actually lost the ball more times against Manchester United, but either way, the fewer concessions we give away, the better.

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MiT
MiT
6 months ago

It was certainly not one of Hojbjerg’s stronger matches, but there were no consequential miscues either.

I suspected as the match went on that much of Hojbjerg’s play was devoted to covering a void or two left partly unchecked by Spurs’ lineup.

The heat map seems to confirm this. At least to me.

For a DM to still have buffered adequately in a match where much of his play was pulled away from the middle by other weakly covered areas… to me indicates a player with a very special ability to identify the areas most in need of his skills at a given time.

Great player

Cabspur
Cabspur
6 months ago

Very disappointed !!!
No nutmegs or pirouettes….

Panama Paul
Panama Paul
6 months ago

The best thing to come out of Denmark since Ragnar Lothbrok.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  Panama Paul

Top raider

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
6 months ago

Important question why did we buy sub standard Doherty and what does he actually do?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
6 months ago

Given that he can only get better I am def reserving judgement on this one!

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
6 months ago

He was very poor last night. If he had been Aurier the abuse would have been untold.

Jamie
Jamie
6 months ago

He struggles in a 4-4-2, his best performance came when he played in a back five as he was playing at Wolves

Eddie
Eddie
6 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

I’ve made this point myself a few times.However it shouldn’t affect his ability to find his own teammate and try to move the ball forward.
I must admit I was happy when we signed him,but if he’s not played to his strengths it’s a bit of a waste.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago

This is the first time in 50 years that every team has lost a game at this stage of the season. The invincibles? Razor Ruddock said that on the telly. Maybe he meant no team has won every game.

BARD
BARD
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Tappa, go have a lie down mate.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  BARD

Did I hear it wrong? It was early. I’ll watch it again later. One of them morning programs. Ruddock promoting his new book

BARD
BARD
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

You heard it right and it is a fact.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  BARD

Maybe you needed a “lie down

BARD
BARD
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Every team has lost at least 1 game for the 1st time in 50 years. What have the invincibles got to do with it?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  BARD

Didn’t they go unbeaten in a season? They didn’t win every game

BARD
BARD
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

LOL. The fact quoted is that every team has lost at least 1 game this season. This hasnt happened at this stage of a season for 50 years.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  BARD

This stage of the season. I’ll watch it properly later. I didn’t quite catch it all. Anyway I was right in what I heard then? The invincibles never lost a game

BARD
BARD
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

🤔

BARD
BARD
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Tappa, go have a lie down mate.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
6 months ago

By his own standards not top level from him last night, but still massively important in getting the result.

I’m not sure the midfield balance was perfect, playing alongside Sissy there was a lack of snappy incisiveness in our play for sure – both rarely played anything forward quickly and first time, some credit to Burnley for that.

He’s a great addition to the starting 11 though, can’t complain.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

José played the team that would beat them in a fight. 🌚 sissy knocking out man

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago

We’ll need to find another player to “bring the heat” too. I’d send more scouts to the Viking leagues🌚