These YouTube viewers are pretty excited over the prospect of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg joining Tottenham this summer. Having watched the tape, it looks to me as if the praise is well earned.
My first thought is that the boy appears to be made out the stuff that they build Terminators from. He stays on his feet, and he does not stop coming at you. Tottenham needs players like Højbjerg, who everyone can rely upon. Right now our midfield is a lucky bag; you might get a stellar sequence against a great side, then the following week, it is taken apart with moderate ease by a side scrapping against relegation (hello Norwich City, I trust you and yours are all safe and well).
Our man Joe Fish wrote a cracking appraisal some 4 months ago, which I commend to you, and Joe was right, he lacks glamour, but that’s a selling point.
True grit in football is like the eggs that bind in a recipe, keeps everything together, and helps wins you stuff.