Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has opened up on how he has cemented himself in the Tottenham lineup.
Hojbjerg has been a major success since joining Tottenham from Southampton in the summer. The midfielder has established himself as a vital part of Jose Mourinho’s system.
So far, Hojbjerg has been ever-present in the Premier League, contributing one goal and three assists. He has been credited for the improvements of some of the players around him.
Mourinho is very satisifed with his summer signing, and the Denmark international says he is thriving on the responsibility the coach is giving him.
“It motivates me, makes me keep going, thinking ahead and wanting even more,” he told SportBild. “But I don’t lose my most important task, which the coach expects of me.
“I want to make my team better. My job is to read the game well, to communicate properly, to organise the team. The coach gives me a lot of responsibility.
“I enjoy this job because I can see that my colleagues benefit from it. But in the end, it’s always about the big picture.
“We have to feel and live every day that we want to get the best out of ourselves.”
Hojbjerg ‘proud’ to be key cog
Some players can find it challenging to adapt to a new manager’s demands, but Hojbjerg has settled in swiftly under Mourinho.
The 25-year-old believes Tottenham have become a “machine” under Mourinho and he is “proud” to be a key component of that.
“Yes, Mourinho turns us into a machine in which one cog engages the other and everyone works for everyone,” he added. “Everyone in the club feels that.
“I am happy and proud to be part of this machine. We must always keep them hot by joining forces.”
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