Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg sends message to Josh Dasilva after red-card horror tackle
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has sent a conciliatory message to Josh Dasilva following the Brentford star's horror challenge in Tuesday's Carabao Cup semi-final with Tottenham.
Dasilva saw red for a reckless studs-up lunge at the shin of Spurs midfielder Hojbjerg in the 84th minute of the tie, with Brentford trailing 2-0.
The challenge left the Denmark international bleeding and, although he tried to play on, Jose Mourinho was forced to substitute him minutes later.
The Spurs boss hopes Hojbjerg will recover in time FA Cup duty at the weekend, and the player was in high spirits as he put to bed any ill-feeling with Dasilva.
The England Under-21 international had taken to social media to write: "Anyone that knows me, knows it was never intentional.. [I] will learn from this."
In response, Hojbjerg wrote on Twitter : "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.
"You have a great future ahead, Josh Dasilva. Be strong & keep working hard.
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"Best of luck to you and your team. Big hug, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg."
Spurs booked their spot at Wembley with victory over their Championship opposition and now turn their attention to a trip to minnows Marine in the FA Cup third round.
Mourinho is confident Hojbjerg – who has made 26 appearances in all competitions this season – will be ready for the trip to Rossett Park in Crosby.
"Pierre has a big cut but he didn't even want me to play [Japhet] Tanganga in the last five minutes, so I believe he can be okay for the weekend," said Mourinho.
Meanwhile, Spurs will find out who they will face in the Carabao Cup final as Manchester United host Manchester City on Wednesday night.
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