Jose Mourinho praised Pierre-Emile Hogeberg for being a “ pain ” and questioned him about his training decisions as he supported the Tottenham midfielder to become a coach once his football career ended.

  • Pierre-Emile Hogeberg made a strong start as a player at Tottenham
  • Jose Mourinho praised the midfielder after beating Arsenal
  • Mourinho believes Hogberg, 25, will become a manager after his football career

Jose Mourinho praised Pierre Emil Hogeberg after his brilliant start at Tottenham and revealed that he had already appointed the Danish midfielder as his future coach.

Hogeberg starred again for Tottenham on Sunday when Mourinho’s men overran Arsenal in a 2–0 win in the North London Derby, putting them top of the Premier League alongside defending champions Liverpool.

Hojbjerg was a man of the match rival with an impressive show and yet another fighter that prompted Mourinho to pay tribute to the man who signed him from Southampton in the summer – and his boss Daniel Levy to get the deal done.

Pierre-Emile Hogeberg starred again in Tottenham’s win over Arsenal on Sunday

Danish midfielder Hogeberg made a strong start at Tottenham under Jose Mourinho

Danish midfielder Hogeberg made a strong start at Tottenham under Jose Mourinho

“Pierre is, first of all, very smart. He reads the game well.” Mourinho said in his post-match press conference, “He will definitely be a coach someday.”

It hurts, asking questions about why we’re doing this and why we’re doing it. On the playing field the situation reads very well and the people around it are really connected, they read the game.

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Physically, it is very, very strong and technically it is much better than what people think. Because sometimes people think that a technically good guy is the guy who makes the hurry.

“A technically good guy is a guy who does something amazing. But these aren’t my words. Those are words from coaches from 30 or 40 years ago. Simplicity is genius.

And the guy is very simple in everything he does with the ball. And I think he’s an exceptional player. Congratulations, Mr. (Daniel) Levy.

Hojbjerg was his nineteenth appearances this season for Tottenham when he beat Arsenal

Hojbjerg was his nineteenth appearance this season for Tottenham when he defeated Arsenal

Mourinho also praised Hogeberg's artistic ability and said his `` simplicity is genius ''.

Mourinho also praised Hogeberg’s artistic ability and said his “ simplicity is genius ”.

Hogeberg signed a five-year contract with Tottenham after his summer transfer from Saint Mary, and the 25-year-old has played 19 matches under Mourinho so far.

Tottenham is playing one last game in the European League this week, at home against Antwerp of Belgium, followed by a return to the English Premier League away to London rivals Crystal Palace.

Tottenham will travel to Anfield next week for an upcoming match against rivals Liverpool.