‘We were calling him Zidane’ – Mourinho heaps praise on Tottenham star

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Tottenham picked up a comfortable 3-0 win in the Europa League last night and 25 year old midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was outstanding for them.

The Danish midfielder joined Tottenham earlier this summer from Southampton and he has proven to be a quality signing so far.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has helped Tottenham control the tempo of the game and break up the opposition play. The London club are now dominating games better thanks to Hojbjerg’s intelligence, awareness and technical ability.

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho seems delighted with the midfielder’s impact so far. During his post match presser after the Europa League win last night, the Portuguese manager claimed that the Tottenham players labeled the 25 year old as Zidane in the dressing room. Hojbjerg was involved in a clash of heads during the game and head needed stitches. It seems that his teammates were comparing the incident to that of Zidane and Materazzi from the World Cup final. 

Mourinho also claimed that the 25 year old is a very good player and a captain without the armband for Tottenham.

The Danish midfielder will be delighted with these comments from his manager and he will be hoping to build on his impressive start to life at Tottenham.

Mourinho said: “We were having a laugh at half-time and we were all calling him Zidane. Very nice but don’t do it again Pierre!. He’s a very good player, a good leader and a captain without the armband.”