Hoddle: Spurs edged it with eleven v eleven

by Matthew Harris on November 19, 2012

Former Spurs player and manager Glenn Hoddle was speaking on Absolute Radio at the weekend and felt, like many of us, that Spurs would have edged Saturday’s game if we’d retained all 11 players on the field.

“I was very impressed with the way Tottenham started. It looked like it would have been an absolute stormer of a game and it’s a pity it didn’t turn out that way,” Glenn said.

“There is definite work to be done at Arsenal. They’ve got some wonderful players but defensively I think they look very reckless, I think they look open. Arsenal took them to the sword in the end but in the long-term when it was eleven V eleven Spurs probably looked the better team.”

While Spurs will have to revert to one striker up front for the next three matches, Glenn was pleased to see Ade and Defoe linked together up front.

“I said two weeks back that he has got to find a way of getting Adebayor and Defoe in the team together to elevate the team and improve the team, it doesn’t have to be two players up top square of each other,” Hoddle added.

“I think Adebayor is clever enough to play just in behind in that same shape but it doesn’t matter, I think if you are playing against a defence that you fancy, that the two centre arms, one-v-one you’re going to cause them all sorts of problems.”

It’s been a flat weekend if you’re a Spurs supporter but Glenn may just have a point and two up front could suggest a brighter period for the club when Ade returns from his ban.

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