'When you come into this stadium': Hojbjerg makes claim about Tottenham fans
Tottenham Hotspur star Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has raved about the way Spurs fans responded to their side’s efforts against Aston Villa on Sunday.
Nuno Espirito Santo was under immense pressure before the game against Villa. Some even felt he’d face the sack if Spurs had lost that fixture, but thankfully for him, his lads stepped up and picked up the three points.
Hojbjerg, like most of his teammates, had a solid game. He was asked about the victory and he has claimed that the atmosphere at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium makes it impossible for the players to not want to fight.
Hojbjerg: Tottenham fans’ support made us want to fight
He told Tottenham’s official website: “It was an important win, an acceptable performance and nice to feel some good energy in terms of being able to bring the crowd with us, we really felt that.
“We had to show it. We had to show how much we care and how much we want it, and I think in a big part of it today we showed that.
“I was very pleased with the way we responded to 1-1. We went forward, played out from the back… Sonny did brilliantly with two assists and running behind them. He did really well, created two fantastic goals for us.
“In the past weeks, the frustration has been growing. But when you come into this stadium, these surroundings, this arena and you step in and how the crowd responds, it’s impossible not to feel ready for the fight.
“We stood up and I’m happy we got the win. We needed that. Now we need to go forward, to push forward.”
Spurs’ next five Premier League fixtures
The international break has come at a bad time for Tottenham, who could’ve built some momentum following their back-to-back wins in all competitions. However, this will give Nuno more time to get his side right.
Spurs return to action with a trip to Newcastle United right after the break. That’s followed by three very difficult league games against West Ham, Manchester United and Everton before Leeds come to town.
A win in any of those five league games is by no means a given. Spurs will be tested, much more than they were by Villa on Sunday, and if Nuno can’t get his side to go on a good run, his job will come under threat yet again.
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