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“I don’t want to paint hell on the wall” Spurs Ace Opens Up On Life Inside Spurs
By Harry Hotspur -

Pierre Hojbjerg is someone I warm to more and more each time I see or hear him, to me, he behaves, conducts himself as one would want a professional footballer too. No finger tricks, no peripheral nonsense, just an obvious outstanding devotion to duty.

In the Danish outlet Exstra Baldet we get this gift of an article in which Pierre reveals that he’s grateful to Mourinho for giving him a role that suits him well and developing his game. So Pierre isn’t at war with the 58-year-old.

When discussing the flatlining of Spurs’ season, the Dane acknowledges that things have changed and not for the better, but doesn’t wish to talk up the doom and gloom. Pierre uses a cracking phrase at this point, ‘I don’t want to paint hell on the wall’, to describe his unwillingness to dwell upon the situation. Indeed, the 24-year-old wants to get his teeth into all the remaining games.

We can see from this graphic that Pierre has become an extremely reliable player for Tottenham.

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Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
6 months ago

The Danes love symbolism they use phrases just like the English do. The fact he uses this one is very worrying it means he acknowledges “hell” within the camp.
If he had used Ingen ko pa isen’
it would have been more encouraging.
(This from my Danish neighbour).

If our most succesful signing for years is troubled we are fooked.

Harry_Kure
Harry_Kure
6 months ago

Have to politely disagree with your Danish neighbor. Just read the interview, and he used a version of the Danish and Norwegian expression “Å male fanden på veggen” (“To paint the devil on a wall”). Used in this way the expression is negative.

PEHs version however, was “Jeg vil ikke male fanden på veggen”
(“I don’t want to paint the devil on the wall”).

Highlighted “Jeg vil ikke”, cause this means “I don’t want to”. Thats an important detail when using this Nordic phrase.

He was talking about where Spurs are now compared to where they were in December. Its gonna be hard, but not impossible, to finish strong. He says we are still in a cup final, and top 4 is still within reach.

In the context he used this expression and the way he used it, it means that there is no need to present the situation more negatively than it is.

Sajid Wahid
Sajid Wahid
6 months ago

This needs to be on a t shirt!

MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
6 months ago
Reply to  Sajid Wahid

Hell Yes!

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago

He’s clearly one of the good pros in the squad. The old “every game is a final” line is often trotted out when things are looking a bit desperate…

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
6 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

That’s because they are!!

Nike
Nike
6 months ago

He’s got the right attitude and I like the way he talks to the ref a lot in a friendly way. He was good in more advanced positions earlier in the season, so it would be interesting to see him alongside another holding or box to box player. Maybe he and Gio could play together.

Spursnutd
Spursnutd
6 months ago

Still feel he is not a holding player. He has more to his game and we are a better team when he is aggressive and plays on the front foot. A proper holding player allowing him more freedom would help us.

jose
jose
6 months ago
Reply to  Spursnutd

That can only happen with maybe a Skipp supporting him watching his back if/when he moves forward.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  jose

Skip gonna slot in nicely. He can play

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
6 months ago

Stick McGinn and Hagi Jr either side of him and things would start to cook. That little lot could av been achieved for approx 35/40 million max at one point. That’s why scouting is important Mr Levy.

Cali
Cali
6 months ago

I take wholeheartedly what ever this guys says cause he always gives 100% for all his games.

jose
jose
6 months ago
Reply to  Cali

Unlike the prima donnas who can’t be trusted fully – Dele, Winks, Bale among others.
Modern football requires all players to make sacrifices supporting the team on the field – moving forward and back as a group.
Some players don’t want to do that or are unable to sustain the effort required – hence why they start on the bench.
It is a young man’s game – need hungry energetic skilful runners to complement the few experienced heads in the squad.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  jose

True

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