Tottenham Hotspur have played eight matches in all competitions this season and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has been involved in seven of them, which includes six starts. 

Spurs took the midfielder from Southampton in the recently concluded transfer window. 

Everton were also interested in the Denmark international, but the north London club were successful in securing his signature in the end. 

The 25-year-old revealed José Mourinho was especially keen on signing him for Tottenham and also details about the Portuguese tactician’s influence on his overall game.

“I could feel that he was interested in getting me to Tottenham. I talked to him about ideas in relation to changing clubs, and it seemed like a natural change,” Højbjerg was quoted as saying by BT

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“It’s great to train under José Mourinho. He is a great trainer and he has a great personality. You can learn a lot from him, and he’s incredibly hungry and motivated to keep learning, and that’s really cool.

“He’s himself. He is a great man and a great coach and he is a great motivation to keep doing his best for the club and for the team.

“Each coach has their own view on some small details, and that view he shares. I grasp, and I am motivated to keep taking several good steps.”

Spurs suffered a 1-0 defeat against Everton in the first league game of the season and that’s been their only loss in all competitions so far. 

In their last tie, Tottenham registered a crushing 6-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford earlier this month. 

On United win, the Dane said: “It was fully deserved, even if it is not a result that happens every day in a historic stadium. So it was really cool and there was good cheer in the dressing room afterwards. There were hugs and high fives all around.” 

Højbjerg, who admitted the pressure at Spurs is different to that at Southampton, is of the belief Mourinho’s side could be in for an exciting campaign. 

“We’re looking to win titles and I think Tottenham are a big club that deserves to win something. So it could be a really exciting season,” the midfielder concluded. 

“It’s different than being at Southampton, although we’d like to win every game there. There is a different pressure and some other expectations at Tottenham.”