Ex-Spurs defender Kaboul: Hojbjerg a guard dog

Former Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul has branded Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg a “guard dog”.

Kaboul made the comment when discussing Denmark’s chances of winning their World Cup group.

He told the Spurs website: “The last time we (France) played Denmark, they beat us in Copenhagen (2-0 in September) and Denmark played really well. That is a team with a lot of experience, they had a great run to reach the semi-finals of the Euros and pretty much all their players play for top teams in Europe.

“They are warriors, they fight for every ball, but they can also play, with Christian Eriksen the Mozart of the team. France have to play their game and if they focus on themselves, they should be fine. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, he’s the guard dog, full of energy, well-disciplined in midfield, he knows his job and does it really well.”