New Tottenham lynchpin reveals why playing under Mourinho is ‘great’

Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has given an insight into what it is like to play under Jose Mourinho.

The Denmark international has been involved in seven of the club’s eight games this season, including six starts.

But he put in his best performance in a Spurs shirt in the incredible 6-1 win at Manchester United.

Tottenham signed the midfielder from Southampton in an initial £15million deal at the beginning of the summer.

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Everton were also keen, but Hojbjerg has revealed how much Mourinho wanted him in north London.

“I could feel that he was interested in getting me to Tottenham. I talked to him about ideas in relation to changing clubs, and it seemed like a natural change,” Højbjerg was quoted as saying by BT.

The 25-year-old has also revealed what it is like to play under the Portuguese tactician.

“It’s great to train under José Mourinho. He is a great trainer and he has a great personality. You can learn a lot from him, and he’s incredibly hungry and motivated to keep learning, and that’s really cool.


“He’s himself. He is a great man and a great coach and he is a great motivation to keep doing his best for the club and for the team.

“Each coach has their own view on some small details, and that view he shares. I grasp, and I am motivated to keep taking several good steps.”


Leicester approach forces Tottenham hand over Rodon

Leicester will reportedly rival Tottenham for the signing of Swansea and Wales star Joe Rodon before Friday’s EFL deadline.

The 22-year-old centre-back surprisingly emerged as major target for Spurs on international deadline day.

Rodon has hit the headlines after some impressive displays for club and country, with Tottenham rumoured to have bid £7m-plus-add-ons offer for the Welshman.

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However, the Swans value the youngster at nearer to £20m. That difference in opinion has seemingly opened the door for other clubs to make a move.

One of those clubs is Leicester, according to The Sun, with boss Brendan Rodgers a big fan.

However, the report adds that the Foxes would prefer to make the signing either after Christmas or next summer.

Spurs are much further along with their interest in Rodon, but need to up their bid before Friday’s 5pm deadline.

Premier League rivals West Ham and Sheffield United have also been credited with an interest. But a separate report claims that Tottenham have the upper hand for one major reason.

The Daily Star claims that Rodon wants the move to north London so he can link-up with Wales teammates Gareth Bale and Ben Davies.

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