81 touches, 67 passes, 2 shots - £15m Spurs man will have wowed Conte with Brentford display
Tottenham Hotspur returned to winning ways as they picked up a routine 2-0 win over Brentford on Thursday night.
Spurs were left reeling by their Conference League defeat last week and had to wait to make amends after the postponement of the Burnley game.
Antonio Conte’s charges were much improved as they put the newly-promoted Bees to the sword at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs took the lead in the 12th minute when Sergi Canos turned Son Heung-min’s cross into his own net.
The South Korean then got himself on the scoresheet in the 65th minute to make sure of all three points.
Son started a superb counter-attack and, following good work from Harry Kane and Sergio Reguilon, struck to finish Brentford off.
Tottenham’s midfield impressed too and, while Oliver Skipp stood out, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg also did very well.
The £15million man sat back and allowed his young teammate to be more adventurous as he delivered a fine box-to-box display.
Hojbjerg kept it simple, put in a tidy display and also showed plenty of drive further up, weighing in with several efforts.
As per Whoscored, the Dane clocked up some impressive statistics during the game.
Hojbjerg took 81 touches of the ball and made 67 passes with an accuracy of 85.1 percent.
In addition, he registered two efforts, of which one was on target, made one key pass, completed two dribbles and chipped in with one tackle and two interceptions.
Conte will no doubt have been impressed by Hojbjerg’s display and could well think that him and Skipp make a great partnership in midfield.
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