‘I hope it doesn’t happen again’: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg admits Tottenham want to avoid another bad performance in which the home fans fired them at halftime against Leeds … despite the Dane scoring in the second part. comeback victory
- Tottenham was booed by fans after falling 1-0 at halftime against Leeds
- It marked the sixth consecutive half that the Spurs had left without a shot on goal.
- But the Spurs fought back in the second half to complete a 2-1 win in North London.
- Midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored in the triumph of Antonio Conte’s men
- The Dane admits that the screen of the first half fell below the expected standards
Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has claimed his team’s poor performance in the first half against Leeds United on Sunday will not be repeated, after the north London team were booed at half-time.
Spurs were met with a well-deserved goal off Daniel James a minute before half-time in Antonio Conte’s first home game in the Premier League since he took office earlier this month.
The goal capped off another miserable 45 minutes for Tottenham, who at half-time extended an unwanted record of spending six consecutive halves in the top flight without having a shot on goal.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg admits he understands why Spurs fans booed his team at halftime
Tottenham were poor when they entered Sunday’s game against Leeds 1-0 down at half-time via a goal from Daniel James (up) a minute before half-time.
Speaking of the boos, the midfielder admitted that he could sympathize with the actions of the angry fans.
He said, ‘I get it. I hope it doesn’t happen again, but I understand that there are high demands, a lot of pressure.
‘The fans have high expectations because we are a great team, so I take it as a compliment.
After six halves in a row without a shot on goal, enraged Spurs fans booed their team.
But the Spurs improved their performance in the second half with Hojbjerg equalizing for the home team.
After Conte’s halftime recovery, the Spurs flew off the blocks in the second period and soon pulled off a draw via Hojbjerg, before Sergio Reguilon pounced on a loose free throw from Eric Dier to complete the 2-1 at Tottenham. Hotspur Stadium.
Hojbjerg was also quick to praise the support from home fans in the second half.
“We are here to perform well and let the fans celebrate, which is the main thing,” he added.
Sergio Reguilon (left) grabbed the winner when Hojbjerg (front) congratulated him
Spurs coach Conte congratulates his players on their return to victory in the Premier League
“We did that in the second half and the fans were amazing in the second half too, so let’s try to do it from the beginning.”
The victory brought Conte’s team to seventh place in the table and on the sidelines of the battle for the top four with London rivals West Ha, holding last place in the Champions League four points ahead of them in the table.
Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers are also in a close contest between the two London teams.