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Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Chavhater01

Chavhater01

Player in Training.
interested to hear what you guys think of Pierre.

I watch him a lot during games, and as much as I love the passion and commitment of the guy, I just feel he can be incredibly wasteful in possession, he also has a tendency when we’re trying to move the ball forward at pace, to pass the ball behind the player, therefore losing pace in the attack, as the receiver has to check back and momentum is lost.

As I said, I love him but I feel if we want to seriously challenge for honours, then we need an upgrade on him, he’d be great off the bench to shut a game down with 20 mins to go, or just to add some bite/energy in midfield when things aren’t going our way, or for rotational purposes but if we wanna challenge properly we need to be ruthless, probably not gonna happen but a nice idea.
 
J.spurs

J.spurs

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interested to hear what you guys think of Pierre.

I watch him a lot during games, and as much as I love the passion and commitment of the guy, I just feel he can be incredibly wasteful in possession, he also has a tendency when we’re trying to move the ball forward at pace, to pass the ball behind the player, therefore losing pace in the attack, as the receiver has to check back and momentum is lost.

As I said, I love him but I feel if we want to seriously challenge for honours, then we need an upgrade on him, he’d be great off the bench to shut a game down with 20 mins to go, or just to add some bite/energy in midfield when things aren’t going our way, or for rotational purposes but if we wanna challenge properly we need to be ruthless, probably not gonna happen but a nice idea.
Other than the wastefulness, I've noticed is that he wants to creep up the field when we're in possession--lots of times in the first half against Saints he was ahead of Dele and Winks, playing almost like a #10 position. He brings lots of energy, and IMO is one of the best in the PL at closing down passing lanes, but Skipp does the same thing, and is a better technical player. We're crying out for a proper playmaking MF.
 
NiceOneCyril

NiceOneCyril

Player in Training.
I'm finding it hard to warm to him totally. Despite all the arm-waving and complaining at his teammates he seems strangely detached from it all. He's solid positionally, although once beaten he doesn't track back as hard as he could. He's slow on the ball, and he is way too conservative in his passing. But he'll do for now - I doubt we can pick up the new Eriksen in January to play alongside Skipp.

Anyway, hope he knocks in a hat-trick at Watford tomorrow.
 
Dave

Dave

Player in Training.
I'm finding it hard to warm to him totally. Despite all the arm-waving and complaining at his teammates he seems strangely detached from it all. He's solid positionally, although once beaten he doesn't track back as hard as he could. He's slow on the ball, and he is way too conservative in his passing. But he'll do for now - I doubt we can pick up the new Eriksen in January to play alongside Skipp.

Anyway, hope he knocks in a hat-trick at Watford tomorrow.
Yeah, agree here. Think for £15m he was a bargain but he's one of those players who's not brilliant at anything but ok at everything.
 
Chavhater01

Chavhater01

Player in Training.
but Skipp does the same thing, and is a better technical player. We're crying out for a proper playmaking MF.

Yup, spot on mate. We basically have a bunch of midfielders that pretty much do the same thing, with the exception of Tanguy, who personally is right up there as one of the most disappointing transfers in my life. So much ability but seems to have no interest in maximising that natural ability.

Oh to have a Modric in our line up. Definitely agree with Skipp, think he’s our best all round midfielder.
 
Yid

Yid

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Yup, spot on mate. We basically have a bunch of midfielders that pretty much do the same thing, with the exception of Tanguy, who personally is right up there as one of the most disappointing transfers in my life. So much ability but seems to have no interest in maximising that natural ability.

Oh to have a Modric in our line up. Definitely agree with Skipp, think he’s our best all round midfielder.
Gilberto...
 
J.spurs

J.spurs

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Yup, spot on mate. We basically have a bunch of midfielders that pretty much do the same thing, with the exception of Tanguy, who personally is right up there as one of the most disappointing transfers in my life. So much ability but seems to have no interest in maximising that natural ability.

Oh to have a Modric in our line up. Definitely agree with Skipp, think he’s our best all round midfielder.
Yeah, Tanguy's not going to make it, which is sad. Another one that I guess we bought hoping to fill that role is GLC, but he's disappointed as well, and can't seem to stay healthy.
 
Glenjamin

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I like Hojberg wears his heart on his sleeve but he is limited as a footballer.

Can't believe I'm saying this but at this point in time is Skipp and Winksy worth a try??
 
J.spurs

J.spurs

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I like Hojberg wears his heart on his sleeve but he is limited as a footballer.

Can't believe I'm saying this but at this point in time is Skipp and Winksy worth a try??
I think so, in fact I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see that pairing.
 
Don Diaz

Don Diaz

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I like Hojberg wears his heart on his sleeve but he is limited as a footballer.

Can't believe I'm saying this but at this point in time is Skipp and Winksy worth a try??
Skipp and Lo Celso or even Fat belly, PEH is having a terrible season.
 
Don Diaz

Don Diaz

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My preferred starting XI, considering the existing squad and all fit.
Hugo
Emerson, Sanchez, Romero, Dier, Reguilon
Skipp, Lo Celso
Lucas, Kane, Son

Looks a bit thin doesn't it. need an Experienced rock at the back - Virgil van Dyck type and someone to play with Skipp and link midfield and attack and someone to teach Emerson how to cross a ball. Then......maybe we're a top 4 side again and capable of winning a trophy? Maybe
 
Yid

Yid

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Midfield is no where near good enough, strong enough or diverse enough to win enough matches to justify being a top 4 side.

We will be lucky and have to rely on others not being good enough. The scum have more creative midfielders. Leicester have a way better midfield. Our saving grace is that up front we have 3 real gems and while H is yet to rocket and Son is a bit injured Lucas has started the season very very well. These guys just need better service and they will propell us to top 4 while the defence settles down and sorts itself out.

The fullback I am giving a by to at the moment despite his pathetic ability at crossing and his petulant play acting... he is fresh in that position and does work hard, all be it sometimes in the wrong areas.

I think Sanchez while vastly improved needs replacing, Dier also is not a top quality centre half and Tangagna seems well off the pace and to be honest has his head up his arse half the time I watch him... but again he is young so benefit of doubt given.
 
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