Tottenham fans noticed Denmark star Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg smiling when his compatriot Kasper Schmeichel was quizzed on England captain Harry Kane.
Hojbjerg joined Spurs from Southampton last summer for a fee in the region of £15million in what turned out to be a huge bargain for the North Londoners.
The tough-tackling midfielder was a shining light for Tottenham in what ultimately proved to be a disappointing campaign, averaging 3.03 tackles and 2.03 clearances per game last term.
The 25-year-old has carried his impressive form into this summer’s European Championships, playing every single minute of all five games that Denmark have played thus far.
The Danes find themselves in the semi-finals of the tournament, taking on England at Wembley on Wednesday night in what promises to be a mouth-watering affair.
Ahead of the crucial clash, Hojbjerg was joined by international teammate Kasper Schmeichel at a press conference and Spurs supporters noticed him laughing when Schmeichel was quizzed on England captain Harry Kane.
Kane boasts an impressive record against Leicester goalkeeper, having scored past the 34-year-old on 14 separate occasions, four more than he has managed against any other keeper, a statistic that Hojbjerg found amusing considering his affinity with both players.
The former Bayern Munich midfielder was also asked about Kane himself and had nothing but nice things to say about the 27-year-old.
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“Behind closed doors, he is very professional”, Hojbjerg said.
“He is good at what he does. He is very dedicated and he is just an incredible football player.
“For me, Harry is the best player in his position so it’s an honour to play with him every day. I am sure with the defence that we have it’s going to be tough for him.”