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.