From Munich to Tottenham: Pierre-Emile
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in action against West Bromwich Albion | Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has easily become a fan favourite after making the switch to Tottenham Hotspur from Southampton in the summer. Tottenham signed the defensive midfielder and so far, he has been worth every single penny.

As a youth the Dane played for three different clubs including his hometown, F.C. Copenhagen. The youngster then left Denmark and headed to Germany in 2012 where he joined Bayern Munich.

He spent four years in Germany and became their youngest ever player when he came on as a substitute for Xherdan Shaqiri at 17 years and 251 days. Hojbjerg won seven trophies during his spell at Munich.

In 2016, he joined English team Southampton and has played in the top-flight of English football since.

Injected Pace and Urgency

He played 134 games for the Saints during his time on the South Coast.

In December 2018, Hojbjerg was made club captain by manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. He was the captain of the team for 18-months before being replaced by James Ward-Prowse after the midfielder discussed his desire to leave the club.

Flash forward to last summer, he became Jose Mourinho’s first signing of the window joining the North London team for a fee estimated around £15 million.

During his time in the capital, he has made more appearances than anyone else for the club.

Of the signings Mourinho made in the summer, Hojbjerg has been the best so far.

He has scored once and made four assists during his first few months at the club.

“I wanted to play at a club where I could see myself for many years – And Tottenham was just the one”

He has already shown his strength after being on the wrong end of a nasty tackle in the Carabao Cup game against Brentford FC. The Dane received a tackle strong enough to break his shin pad but he wanted to carry on the game and help the team, despite the fixture already being won.

Hojbjerg seems to be enjoying life in London. His defending, attacking and all-round performances in most games have been the difference Spurs have needed on many occasions.

Spurs have not won a trophy for years and with the experience Hojbjerg gained in Munich, he could be one of the bright sparks pushing the team towards glory.