Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

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The problem with Hojberg is that I just don't see what he does well.

He doesn't pass well, he doesn't protect the centre halves well, he's not athletic, he is a trier and gets about the pitch, but he's not a stand out player. A definite upgrade from Winks and Sissoko, but that's about it.

No doubt we'll get plenty of stats about "tackles" and "pressures" and "xG" and "H20" and shit.

I think what he does "well" is his attitude, he give it all and that has real value.

Otherwise, instead of looking for stand out attributes, perhaps think of him as doing everything "well enough".

He is a good footballer, able to do everything to a reasonable standard, and players like that have value to a team, especially when they bring intangibles like attitude as well.
 
The problem with Hojberg is that I just don't see what he does well.

He doesn't pass well, he doesn't protect the centre halves well, he's not athletic, he is a trier and gets about the pitch, but he's not a stand out player. A definite upgrade from Winks and Sissoko, but that's about it.

No doubt we'll get plenty of stats about "tackles" and "pressures" and "xG" and "H20" and shit.
I’ve stated my concerns about him as he was truly hopeless for a lot of the second half of the season but he’s worth sticking with IMO

The ridiculous, bottling passes booted back from the middle third to Lloris were pathetic, but that could well have been Jose’s instruction. He’s never going to be a decent DM, but alongside a better footballer and storming through as an 8 will suit him much better.
 
The problem with Hojberg is that I just don't see what he does well.

He doesn't pass well, he doesn't protect the centre halves well, he's not athletic, he is a trier and gets about the pitch, but he's not a stand out player. A definite upgrade from Winks and Sissoko, but that's about it.

No doubt we'll get plenty of stats about "tackles" and "pressures" and "xG" and "H20" and shit.
Hes actually the very definition of average. Not good, not bad. But we have winks and sissoko, so his presence is not a problem for us yet.
 

Darnswim

The prodigal son.
Again a great game from him. Blocked a crucial pass in the second half, and was a nuisance to the English attacking threat for the entire game. Hopefully he gets a well-deserved long rest, and comes back even stronger.
 
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