Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will not play in Denmark’s first two home fixtures due to UK rule changes about travel

Hojbjerg halted

It has been reported that Spurs midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will be unavailable for Denmark’s opening two fixtures of the international break. Denmark are set to face Sweden and Iceland but will be without their Premier League contingent.

The UK Government changed its stance on the travel corridor to Denmark. It was announced that anyone arriving from the nation would need to isolate for 14 days and therefore Hojbjerg would then miss two weeks worth of action were he to travel.

However, Hojbjerg is expected in Belgium to join up with the squad for the third match of the international break. This begs the question as to the sensibility of the decision. Players who will be travelling or who are already based in Denmark will then also travel to Belgium and they will then mix. This presents a possible risk of infection and Hojbjerg will then return to the UK from Belgium.

Players are regularly tested and therefore any infection will be identified quickly but the logistics and legislation behind the conflicting travel requirements appear strange.

Pep prays

This will be the third international break of the season. Considering the pandemic’s hold over the world and the ferocity to which it has spread, players leaving the safety of their club bubbles to intermix and train with those from other clubs seems, on the face of it, asking for trouble.

Pep Guardiola spoke about how he is nervous for the break and will ‘pray’ that his players return safe to him and the club.

“Honestly I don’t want to think about it,” said the Spaniard

“Everyone is focused on the Liverpool game and after that we have days off, but I don’t want to think about it. We will pray, like all the managers when 13 or 14 players go with the national team.”

“We expect they will come back fit and safe but at the same time, I don’t want to think about it. What is going to happen will happen.”

Eden Hazard and Casemiro recently tested positive for the virus and Granada have requested their game with Real Sociedad called off due to the impacts of the pandemic on their squad.

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