Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg reflects on his ‘failed’ spell at Bayern Munich
The Denmark international joined the Bavarians in the summer of 2022 from Brondby. He then revealed that his father got sick after a year of the midfielder being in Germany and was diagnosed with cancer.
Hojbjerg battled through the pain and tried to make a career at Bayern. He made 25 appearances for the senior team at a young age and provided just one assist during that time.
He left Bayern for Southampton in the summer of 2016, which proved to be a career-changing move for him. He became a very important player for the Saints over the years and then caught Tottenham’s eyes in 2020.
Some would call it a failed spell, given the number of appearances in four years there and subsequently leaving them for a more modest team in Southampton. However, the Dane sees it differently.
For him, he learnt a lot about life there. He said:
“I truly believe that a lot – not just in football, but in life – of what you are giving to the people around you, the sacrifices you make, you will get it back.”
“Sometimes, I also say to myself that I didn’t make it in Bayern, but on the other hand I wouldn’t be who I am without the three years I had there. I always call it the school of champions.”
Hojbjerg, 27, is now one of our most important players under manager Antonio Conte. He is apparently in line for a new contract at the club and those who follow our club would club him in the same group as Harry Kane or Son Heung-min when it comes to our most crucial players.
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A very successful career indeed, and at his age, he has a lot that he has still to achieve. Hopefully, he does it in Tottenham white.