The quality of analysis from some fans is poor. Especially after our last Europa League game. Sure, everyone’s entitled to an opinion, but one useful trick to using the Internet is, the less duff info you allow your brain to consume, the smarter you automatically become.
Perhaps these gross misjudgements stem from those keen to deride José Mourinho’s own judgement. It certainly can’t be down to understanding the football they’ve watched.
Defensive midfielders go, there’s plenty to like about our new Dane, and it is worth remembering that this is a new set up, new coach and our game this weekend will be Pierre’s second Premier League game in the Lilywhite.
Højbjerg won 63% of his defensive duels, and his mean average is 58.2%.
The 25-year-old’s mean average is 48%, against Lokomotiv Plovdiv he managed 67%.
Højbjerg recovered the ball 11 times which is more than respectable.
A tour de force of accuracy (even on that pitch) with just 8 unsuccessful passes. His mean average is 87% for context.
The boy’s good stuff.