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Ange Postecoglou says Tottenham have a ‘readymade replacement’ for the suspended Yves Bissouma vs Fulham

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg set to depart Tottenham as contract nears end.

Ange Postecoglou says Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg can fill in for Yves Bissouma

In the lead-up to Tottenham’s forthcoming fixture against Fulham, the spotlight has turned towards the team’s midfield dynamics. With the indispensable Yves Bissouma sidelined due to a suspension, fans and pundits alike were left speculating on how Spurs would fill the void.

However, Tottenham’s gaffer Ange Postecoglou, during a recent press conference, put those speculations to rest as he earmarked Pierre as a ‘readymade replacement’ for the Malian midfielder.

Bissouma was suspended following a red card that he received against Luton Town just before the international break. Despite this, Spurs managed to secure a 1-0 win against the newly promoted team.

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou talks about Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

Pierre, who has been with Tottenham for the past few of years, emerged as the obvious choice for Postecoglou. His dedication on the training ground and his consistency whenever called upon, made a strong case for his selection.

Despite not having as much playtime recently, his readiness and ability to blend into the team’s system have not gone unnoticed. Postecoglou’s endorsement of Pierre not only highlights the player’s capability but also the depth in the Spurs’ roster, which is crucial as they navigate through a demanding season.

The upcoming match against Fulham is crucial for Tottenham to maintain their momentum, and having a player like Pierre to fill in for Bissouma could be a game-changer. His experience and understanding of Tottenham’s gameplay are expected to be pivotal in ensuring that the midfield remains a fortress, akin to when Bissouma is on the field.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could fill in for Bissouma (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could fill in for Bissouma (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)

Furthermore, Postecoglou’s comments underscore the importance of having a well-rounded squad capable of adapting to unforeseen circumstances such as injuries to key players. It’s a testament to the robustness and adaptability ingrained within the Spurs’ setup, traits that will be invaluable as the season progresses.

As Tottenham prepare for the Fulham encounter, the focus will undoubtedly be on Pierre and how well he can emulate Bissouma’s prowess in the midfield. The discussion also broadens to the overall squad depth and the strategic foresight of Postecoglou, which will be under scrutiny as the season unfolds.

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Hojbjerg can be a good option to fill in for the Mali international. Let’s see how he performs in the former Brighton man’s absence.

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