Lots of Everton fans are glad that they did not sign Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton after the Danish international emerged as a transfer target for Carlo Ancelotti’s team in the summer window.
However, he ended up joining up with Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur, whom the Merseyside club beat 1-0 away from home in their 2020/21 Premier League season opener.
Hojbjerg was arguably far from impressive in the game, getting a yellow card as well as failing to block any shots or make any interceptions, picking up a measly 6.7 overall rating by Sofascore.
With new signings Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and James Rodriguez making up Carlo Ancelotti’s new-look midfield along with Andre Gomes, it did not seem as if the 25-year old would have improved upon it.
Would Hojbjerg start for Everton?
These members of the Goodison Park faithful were glad that they did not end up signing Hojbjerg on Twitter, with one EFC supporter even labelling him as ‘dross’:
Massively, thought that first half. He should've been massively fired up today & was absolute garbage!
— Brian Fowler (@PM_BrianF) September 13, 2020
I was delighted with Højbjerg’s performance, and also delighted we did not sign him 🙂
— Daniel Vickers (@DaN__Research) September 13, 2020
Definitely. He wouldn’t get in the team with our current midfield.
— Mondo (@ChowMondo88) September 13, 2020
Richie having him on toast there when he lost it with that foul, and then made out the foul was on him 😩😩🤣🤣💪💪🔵🔵
— Blue nose (@gwladystreet80) September 13, 2020
He looked absolute dross.
— Everton Extra (@EvertonExtra) September 13, 2020
You can say that again he’s awful
— Greeneye (@blueboy52580433) September 14, 2020
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