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Hojbjerg sends class message to Dasilva after red card

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Tottenham star Pierre-Emile Hojbjgerg has sent a message to Josh Dasilva after the Brentford star saw red for a poor tackle in the EFL Cup semis.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has no hard feelings with Josh Dasilva despite a poor tackle from the Brentford man during Tuesday’s Carabao Cup game.

Dasilva was given his marching orders by referee Mike Dean for a strong challenge which left the Spurs ace with a nasty cut on his shin.

Goals from Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min saw Tottenham ease to a 2-0 victory on Tuesday night. They will now play against Manchester United or Manchester City in the final at Wembley in April.

Mike Dean didn’t initially give the red card but after a VAR check on the pitchside monitor, he sent former Arsenal academy star Dasilva off with less than 10 minutes of the match remaining.

Hojbjerg was visibly angry at the tackle when he saw the extent of the damage to his leg.

The Denmark international was then substituted by Jose Mourinho in order for him to receive some treatment.

After the game, Dasilva tweeted that he will learn from the incident.

The 22-year-old posted on Twitter: “Anyone that knows me, knows it was never intentional.. will learn from this.”

It didn’t take long for to send a classy response of his own.

Hojbjerg quote tweeted Dasilva’s message and admitted that there was no intent in the challenge.

He responded: “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 @joshdasilva_.

“Be strong & keep working hard.”

“Best of luck to you and your team.

“Big hug, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.”

Mourinho and Spurs would be relived that the injury to Hojbjerg is not serious at all, with the player in line to feature at the weekend.