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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: We need to step up and go again against Liverpool.

Hojbjerg insists that Tottenham need to step up when they face Liverpool in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.

'Liverpool next is special - but so is every game‘ says Højbjerg. [Getty]
'Liverpool next is special - but so is every game‘ says Højbjerg. [Getty]

Crystal Palace 1-1 Spurs.

Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg says Tottenham could have done better in their 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The Premier League table-toppers were looking to secure three points when they traveled to Selhurst Park for the London derby against the Eagles, but much to their surprise the homeside were quite resilient on Sunday afternoon.

Harry Kane broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute as his brilliant volley wriggled past goalkeeper Vicente Guaita in the Palace goal.

With 2,000 fans inside the stadium in south London, Palace had some backing as they mounted enough pressure on Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, and eventually, they got their reward through Jeffrey Schlupp, who found the net nine minutes from stoppage time as both teams shared the spoils.

Shotstopper Guaita was vital for Roy Hodgson's side today, producing a string of saves to make up for his earlier mistake.

However, midfield marshal Hojbjerg asserted that his side didn’t 'control the game' properly and need to channel their attention to their next Premier League clash against the defending champions Liverpool on Wednesday.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Dane said: "I think we could have done better. We could control the game better. We shouldn't have given them so much energy in terms of making them believe they could come forward. We gave the initiative to Palace.

"One-nil is always, I think, a good result if it stays that way but we could control the game better as a team and we didn't. I feel it's good that we have a game again on Wednesday because it makes us ready for the next opportunity, the next challenge. We have to step up, recover, and go again."

On facing Liverpool next, the 25-year-old said: "Every game the points have the same meaning. Every point is valuable and every game, if you win, gives three points. On Wednesday it is a special game [against Liverpool] but so was today, so is Sunday [against Leicester], so is last week and so is next week. We are in a good moment and we need to keep going."

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