Antonio Conte would have been trying to spark a response after his facet have been defeated within the north London derby final weekend, earlier than being held in a goalless assertion in opposition to Eintracht Frankfurt within the Champions League on Tuesday.
And he definitely obtained it as Harry Kane headed dwelling the match-winner within the twenty second minute.
The England skipper met Heung-min Son’s completely timed cross to loop an effort over Seagulls goalkeeper Robert Sanchez. He celebrated by pointing to the sky after what has been an extremely troublesome week for the Lilywhites after the sudden passing of health coach Gian Piero Ventrone.
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Each the 29-year-old goalscorer and Sky Sports activities’ man of the match Ryan Sessegnon devoted the win to the impactful Italian, who was generally known as ‘The Marine.’
If anybody epitomised his ‘brutal‘ coaching regime and imperious conditioning, then it was Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who proved to be the true driving drive behind the three factors on the Amex Stadium.
The Danish powerhouse was completely all over the place, not solely serving to to defend in what was initially a three-man engine room alongside Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma but in addition additional up the pitch, partly due to the tactical tweak.
Certainly, Hojbjerg contributed extra interceptions than any participant on the pitch with a complete of 4, which was simply three fewer than what the remainder of Conte’s staff managed on the night time, as per SofaScore. He additionally put in 4 clearances, one block, and received two duels too.
He wasn’t dubbed “a monster” by ex-Denmark worldwide Morten Bisgaard, for nothing, clearly. In the meantime, his former supervisor Jose Mourinho, who signed him for £15m from Southampton in 2020, as soon as steered that he was the captain with out the armband, solely additional emphasising his affect on the pitch.
The 27-year-old midfielder led the way in which for touches, by fairly some margin, with 94 throughout the 90 minutes he was on the pitch. Hojbjerg would additionally present 69 correct passes, of which one was a key likelihood created and he managed to get ahead with a 100% dribble success price.
Centre-back Eric Dier was closest to Hojbjerg when it comes to affect, managing 21 fewer touches. That solely goes to point out simply how a lot of Tottenham’s recreation ran by way of the £100k-per-week animal.
As evident above and going by soccer.london Alasdair Gold‘s remarks in his post-game column, Hojbjerg was the “driving drive in each halves” and was clearly an enormous a part of the facet sealing a much-needed victory, one which cements Spurs in third place for at the very least one other week.
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