The day Pep and Hojbjerg cried together

There was a reunion of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with Pep Guardiola. The one that is now the extension of Mourinho in the field, was in his day Guardiola's ward.


Manchester City and Tottenham had one of the best clashes this weekend. A new Pep Guardiola vs José Mourinho, with the spectacle that that always supposes. The first meeting of the season fell on the side of Spurs with goals from Son and Lo Celso, but the dynamics in which both teams arrive is very different this time. This time, on the contrary. City took the award.

Tottenham has lost steam and has completely taken off the fight for the title, while Guardiola's City has carburated again and is currently intractable. Proof of this is the 1-4 that they endorsed Liverpool at Anfield. Guardiola has done it again and this time, finding solutions to the loss of Kevin de Bruyne.

One of the most striking points of the game is the reunion of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with Pep Guardiola. The one that is now the extension of Mourinho in the field, was in his day Guardiola's ward. Bayern signed the Dane from the Brondby quarry when he was only 16 years old. At the time, before Pep's arrival, he became the youngest player to make his debut with Bayern, but months later, shortly after turning 18 in 2013, as reported by The Sun, a personal problem led to a turned his young career upside down.

Hojbjerg received a call from his father telling him that he suffered from stomach cancer. At such a difficult time, the player has always recognized how important the support of a Guardiola recently arrived in Munich was. "He called me and said, 'I've heard about your father, I'm really sorry. Let's talk about it.' Suddenly we both started crying and I told him I was scared and confused. He said, 'You have to get closer to the people who matter most to you and who are closest to you, even if it costs you to lose a little in the field of work.' Guardiola told me that he would always be there for me and he began to cry and did not know what to say ".

Guardiola was not the only support Hojbjerg found with the issue, but Bayern president Uli Hoeness offered his father a treatment which the club would pay for. Unfortunately, nothing could prevent his death in 2014. "It is something that since then I have carried with me. That pain is very complicated. Suddenly you feel alone, at 18 you are in the huge world of football and you have to make decisions that will mark your But at 18 or 19 years old you are not always able to see the whole context and the person who used to do it is no longer there ", Hojbjerg acknowledged in a statement collected by The Sun.

Despite the special bond he developed with Guardiola, the Dane did not succeed at Bayern and after transfers to Augsburg and Schalke, he arrived at Souhtampton in exchange for 15 million. In the Saints he became a very interesting midfielder under Hasenhüttl and Tottenham took him at a totally ridiculous price, 16 million, this summer.

Now, as one of the leaders of Mourinho's project and the man on whom Tottenham's balance is based, Hojbjerg, will try to hit the table and show that his former master's team has weak points, something that it does not has managed to show any team so far in 2021. Manchester City vs Tottenham, Guardiola vs Mourinho, the fight for the lead, the fight for Champions positions and the Danish meeting with the Spanish coach. A real great game.

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