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Mixed Bag Against Everton From ‘Exhausted’ Spurs Ace
By Harry Hotspur -

After the Manchester United loss, Jack Pitt-Brooke described Pierre Højbjerg as exhausted and I think Jack is not only right, but it was refreshing to get an immediate opinion, opposed to wade through 3,478 words to find it.

The Dane has only failed to feature in a handful of games for Tottenham this term, and it could well be that the miles are beginning to take their toll upon the Dane.

Against Everton, Pierre suffered from a 7th-minute card from Mariner, who is rapidly descending along the same path as Mark Clattenburg who felt the rather desperate need to let everyone know he was on the pitch. Sure Pierre had his hands around him, but it was hardly a rugby tackle and in the opening exchanges, this was a petty move by the ref.

In conclusion, this poor guy is being flogged to death, yet he achieves greatness and is the most prolific player when it comes to defensive duels in the Premier League this season.

Negative: Passes / accurate down by nearly 10% from Pierre’s norm to 80%
Positive: 67% Loose ball duels won
Negative: Total actions / successful
Goals down from 71.5% to 68%
Positive: Duels / won up from the mean average of 51.6% to 53%
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Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
25 days ago

Pierre has time to recover now only one game a week…. I’ve said it a hundred times, we should never have sold Siggurdson. Very good playmaker, he’s strong, cool, composed, can pass and shoot. He was pfa player of the year straight after we sold him. He is still one of the better centre mids in the prem, man of the match again for me… This is 7 years now after we sold him… Where are the players Botch kept instead? Mason Bentaleb Tintin and Tom Caroll? We should have kept Siggurs all day.

Tacomuncher
Tacomuncher
25 days ago

Looks more like Oliver to me…

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
25 days ago

Don’t know how Hojbjerg and Kane, Sonny can stomach giving it everything surrounded by a bunch of talentless workshy grifters.

Last edited 25 days ago by James McKevitt
East Stand
East Stand
25 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

I agree, however the methods of motivation are key to all managers making it work. Some players will always give 110% others need something else and no squad in the world is ever full of one type of personality. The methods Jose uses have clearly backfired…

Dino
Dino
25 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

We have 2 central midfielders who can last 90 minutes & can tackle & one of them is Sissoko… this tells you all you need to know about where the biggest problem in our sqaud is…

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
25 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

There’s a lot more to the uefa pro license than motivation.. All champions league and europa managers are far more deeply educated… Our players simply are not good enough.. Half our squad could be 100 percent motivated but look at the Zagreb line up again… Shocking… Also the CL final…… Players not good enough….. Show Winks and Davies and Dele all the motivation techniques possible and they’re not winning jack… You can only teach a chimp so much. That includes motivation…… Kids need motivating more than any. Kids and young ones learning their trade…. Proper players motivate themselves.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
25 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Son can definitely work harder.. I thought it was much better compared to recent performances.. We weren’t toothless. We showed some fight.. We do need new players though of course.