Speaking to football.london ahead of the highly anticipated north London derby tomorrow, reliable Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold has revealed a ‘concern‘ surrounding Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as they gear up to take on arch rivals Arsenal.
Hojbjerg, who has arguably been Spurs’ best summer signing so far this season, starting every Premier League game under Mourinho, could be a cause for concern ahead of Arsenal due to this flurry of appearances.
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Hojbjerg concern for Mourinho
Gold, speaking to fellow football.london correspondent Chris Wheatley, has explained a slight worry surrounding Hojbjerg as he played the full 90 minutes against LASK on Thursday night.
The Dane has featured very regularly this season in all competitions amid a serious injury crisis hitting the English top flight, with the summer lockdown and lack of a proper pre-season now appearing to take its toll on player fitness.
Despite this, Mourinho played Hojbjerg for the whole game against LASK despite Arsenal being firmly on the horizon – with Gold now explaining this could become the boss’ one concern.
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Indeed, given the amount of match action this season, Hojbjerg could potentially be in danger of becoming overworked as Gold hints that he could be a slight ‘concern’ after he played 90 minutes in the Europa League.
Even though the summer signing did feature, the odds are heavily in favour of him starting against Arsenal as Spurs look to clinch derby day glory and cement their place at the top of the table.
Currently the Lilywhites are locked in a battle with Chelsea and Liverpool for the summit and Saturday’s results could dictate who will take a slender advantage heading into a busy December period.
In other news: Tottenham look set to lose this ace in January, find out more here.
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