A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s Europa League display against Royal Antwerp on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho may have been hoping that he would not need to call upon the big names included on his incredibly strong bench in Belgium.
However, the Spurs boss opted for four changes at the break after a lacklustre first-half display. And Hojbjerg was one of those brought onto the pitch.
The Dane proved to be a shining light on a disappointing night for Tottenham as they were beaten 1-0. He seemed to bring more energy and intent to the middle of the park.
And some of his passes forward were exactly what Spurs were crying out for. He broke the lines on a few occasions with his balls into the likes of Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura.
It was not a night in which Spurs showcased their best football, by any means. And a number of players can have few complaints if they find themselves out of the side off the back of the game.
But Hojbjerg’s performance prompted many supporters to take to social media to suggest that he was one player who did step up.
And they felt that the contrast between the first and second-half displays just highlighted how important he has become.
Here is how some of the supporters reacted to Hojbjerg’s performance…
— Sam Richardson (@SamRichie1313) October 29, 2020
Hojbjerg is everything Winks should be and more. And I say this as someone who used to rate Winks.
— Ryan Docker (@ghostboy182) October 29, 2020
Hojbjerg is the player we all want Winks to be
— Billy Cornwell (@billycornwell) October 29, 2020
Give me a team of Kane’s and Hojbjerg’s and I’ll be happy.
The rest I’d happily order a taxi for
— Ross Elliott (@RossElliott81) October 29, 2020
Hojbjerg again is the only player who’s impressed me, this is the equivalent to losing to a championship side.
— Jaaay𓃰 (@oJaayCo) October 29, 2020
Hojbjerg and Reguilon are the only players on that pitch who dont need to hang their heads in shame
— F (@DonReguilon) October 29, 2020
Hojbjerg changed things slightly, looked to get a bit of urgency going. Everyone else was abysmal. Couldn’t string any set of passes together, touches were off, shots were poor. Go again sunday I guess
— seb (@S_Woollard) October 29, 2020