Tottenham squad must match Harry Kane and Heung-min Son example, says Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

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<p>Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg admires the approach of Tottenham team-mates Harry Kane and Heung-min Son</p> (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg admires the approach of Tottenham team-mates Harry Kane and Heung-min Son

(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg says it is "no secret" that Tottenham have occasionally lacked the right attitude this season but insists they have the quality to be "among the best".

Hojbjerg assisted Harry Kane's 22nd League goal of the season and scored as Spurs beat Wolves 2-0 on Sunday to leave a top-six finish and Europa League qualification in their own hands.

Wins over Aston Villa and Leicester this week would mark a solid end to a disappointing campaign for Spurs but Hojbjerg says the rest of the squad must consistently match the examples set by Kane and Heung-min Son, the club's two standout performers.

Asked if the players had occasionally lacked the right approach, the Denmark midfielder told Standard Sport: “Of course. That is not a secret.

“To point at just attitude is not what I am saying. I am saying that there is many small bits that we have to come off.

“The quality of the guys I am not denying and when the attitude is on point I don’t see any reasons why we can’t play among the best. 

“But it is not optional, it is every single time that the attitude has to be there. This is the biggest target for this team, to have a consistent attitude in our work. This is the same for every top team, there is nothing different at Bayern Munich in terms of the targets.

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"If you want to be part of the big players, the big teams and big finals this is what you have to do. You have to be on it every single day.

"You don't have to reach the limit every single day but your mind has to be there with the best, with the hardest work, with the top, top players if you want to be a part of it. 

"This is what I really like about these guys now. Harry, for example, has been so consistent in this behaviour, so consistent in his work rate and it is not a coincidence he is one of the best players in the world. 

“For me, the most important for these guys is to be around him not just to support him but to see how it works.

"Sonny worked so hard but he didn't get an assist or goal [against Wolves] but he worked as hard as he does and he is more important than ever. 

“The quality or the goal will come but the hard work and attitude is what you need every single day and they are showing that they are among the best players not only in the league but also in the world.”

Spurs will guarantee at least a top-six finish and Europa League place for their new manager if they win their final two games of the season, which could potentially consign rivals West Ham to the inaugural Europa Conference League.

Hojbjerg has already targeted winning next season's Europa League and says Spurs need "an ambitious" permanent manager to succeed interim head coach Ryan Mason.

"Tottenham is an ambitious club and we need an ambitious coach," said the Dane, who worked under Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich.

"We don't only want to be a part of [the Europa League], we want to win it as well. So it will be fantastic to get into the Europa League and try and win it."

Meanwhile, Tottenham's board, led by chairman Daniel Levy, are set to meet the Supporters' Trust on Tuesday to discuss the club's proposal to establish an Advisory Panel of fan representatives, the chair of which will sit on the board.

The two parties have not held talks since the club's involvement in the European Super League, with each having accused the other of refusing to come to the table.

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