Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg may be the key to unlocking Tottenham attack
Tottenham have looked stale and lacking in ideas going forward under Nuno Espirito Santo.
In the Premier League the Lilywhites have scored just three goals in four games.
Two of those were individual brilliance from Heung-Min Son whilst the other was a Dele Alli penalty.
Something clearly isn’t right for the club.
Nuno need not look any further for answers than to his Viking in midfield, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
The Danish midfielder has shown what he can do as a disruptor for Tottenham, but he can be so much more.
Take his appearances for Denmark for example.
Over the course of just six games in the Euros, Hojbjerg assisted three goals in a more advanced role.
Even in the recent international break he shone further up the pitch, registering another assist vs Scotland.
For Tottenham he’s used as an anchor in midfield.
When playing for his country, though, he’s able to get further forward in a box-to-box role.
That’s what Spurs need to do with him.
Allowing the 26-year-old to get forward and pick out the runners ahead of him could see him turn into a creative force.
He’s not the sort of player who will make 15+ assists a season.
But if you take some of the creativity burden from Harry Kane and Dele Alli it frees those players up to get on the end of chances.
Hojbjerg won’t be the primary creator, but he can certainly chip in.
That way the likes of Son, Dele, Kane, Steven Bergwijn or Lucas Moura can focus on getting on the end of chances.
Moving Hojbjerg isn’t the only answer, but it’s certainly something that will yield results.