PIERRE-EMILE HOJBJERG has revealed what Declan Rice said to him in a brutal three-word blast against West Ham.
The combative midfielders came face-to-face in north London during Tottenham’s 2-0 win over rivals West Ham.
And tempers flared at the end of the match after a scything challenge on Vladimir Coufal from Ivan Perisic led to Rice and Hojbjerg squaring up to one another.
Eventually, referee Michael Oliver calmed down both sides but not before Rice fired off the cheeky insult telling Hojbjerg ‘no one likes you’, according to journalist Carrie Brown, who asked the Denmark international what his opponent said to him.
“No one likes you” Declan Rice told Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
In the end, it was Tottenham who ended the match the happier of the two sides with Hojbjerg playing a key role in their opener in the 2-0 win on what was his 200th Premier League appearance.
A magical pass from Hojbjerg found Ben Davies ten minutes into the second half, who set up Emerson for the opener.
Hojbjerg didn’t seem to be bothered by Rice’s thoughts as he posted on Instagram: “A fantastic day”, along with a picture of him celebrating with teammates.
The result boosted Spurs’ top four hopes while leaving the Hammers and Declan Rice fighting for top-flight status.