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Harry Winks has told Football London that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been ‘very vocal’ since joining Tottenham this summer.

Both players are competing for midfield spots this season and Winks labelled his teammate as a ‘top player’ who is making everyone ‘work harder’.

Tottenham have a Europa League Third Round qualifier to deal with on Thursday evening as Jose Mourinho’s men take on Macedonian side Shkendija.

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It will be interesting to see who Mourinho lines up in the middle of the park, as Winks was full of praise for Hojbjerg, as he also offered his thoughts on another new signing in Sergio Reguilon.

“Pierre is a top player and a good pro and he has come in and really lifted everybody and helped everybody work harder,” Winks told Football London.

“He is very vocal and it is important we have that in the time and keep striving, everybody, to get better – as good as we possibly can.

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On Reguilon: “We have not seen him in training yet – he is still doing some work with the physios and sports scientists and I think he will be integrating into the team soon.

“However, from how he has come in, he looks like a really humble, top guy. Everybody knows he did very well with Sevilla last year so he will be a really good acquisition for the team and hopefully he will be out training with the guys soon.”

Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signings

  1. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

    £15 million; Southampton

  2. Joe Hart

    Free

  3. Matt Doherty

    £13 million; Wolves

  4. Sergio Reguilon

    £25 million; Real Madrid

  5. Gareth Bale

    Loan; Real Madrid

The games are coming thick and fast for Spurs but they cannot afford to slip up anywhere given the importance of the games they are playing.

Mourinho has won three European trophies during his career and he is a master at negotiating his way through such a tough competition.

He will be hoping to do the same with Spurs because with the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Gareth Bale at his disposal, it makes the North London outfit pretty dangerous.

But if they are to qualify for the Europa League group stages then that would mean an increase in fixtures and with it, Mourinho may need to add some extra legs to his squad despite moves for the likes of Bale and Reguilon.

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