What Declan Rice told Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in brutal three-word blast overheard after row during Spurs vs West Ham | The Sun
PIERRE-EMILE HOJBJERG has revealed what Declan Rice said to him in a brutal three-word blast yesterday.
The midfielders came face-to-face in north London during Tottenham’s 2-0 win over rivals West Ham.
The result boosted Spurs’ top four hopes while leaving the Hammers fighting for their top-flight status.
And tempers flared when Hojbjerg and Rice squared off after Ivan Perisic hacked down Vladimir Coufal.
Referee Michael Oliver was forced to intervene as some choice words were exchanged.
But Hojbjerg has now made it known what exactly Rice said to him in the heat of the moment.
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According to journalist Carrie Brown, Rice told the Danish midfielder: “Nobody likes you.”
However, it was Hojbjerg who was smiling at the final whistle.
Tottenham dominated the stats in front of a roaring home crowd.
And they finally took the lead in the 56th minute when Emerson Royal fired home against West Ham.
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Son Heung-Min’s 72nd minute strike made sure of the result.
And the pressure is now on David Moyes, whose game plan was criticised by Rice after the final whistle.
The Irons captain said: “When you play with five at the back and the three, like we set up today, maybe our strikers felt a bit isolated when we got the ball up to them.
“They didn’t really have enough around them, not enough support.”
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