Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has taken to Twitter to send a message to Brentford’s Josh Dasilva, after Tottenham’s 2-0 Carabao Cup win over the Bees.
The two men had a bit of a coming together in the final stages of Tuesday’s semi-final clash.
Former Arsenal man Dasilva lunged in on the Dane in dangerous fashion, a challenge which Mike Dean deemed a red card offence.
Højbjerg’s shin pad shattered as a result of the studs-up lunge, while TV cameras picked up plenty of blood streaming from the wound.
In fairness to Dasilva, it genuinely looks like he lost his footing.
After full-time, the 22-year-old took to Twitter to profess his innocence, and none other than Højbjerg replied – seemingly keen to put the situation behind him.
You can see what the £15 million man said to Dasilva on Twitter below.
Of course you didn’t mean it. So don’t worry. I’m a viking and I am fine. But… You owe me a new shin pad 😇.— Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (@hojbjerg23) January 6, 2021
You have a great future ahead @joshdasilva_ .
Be strong & keep working hard.
Best of luck to you and your team.
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg. https://t.co/D6fL12OyQx
This is very commendable from Tottenham’s No.5.
In truth, the Denmark international’s leg could’ve been broken by the tackle, so he would’ve had every right to feel a bit sour towards Dasilva.
However, to openly come out and diffuse the tension, while also praising the Englishman, just shows the type of character Højbjerg is.
Tottenham have got themselves a fine leader, who embodies much of what’s good about the game.