Indeed, boss Mauricio Pochettino has recently confirmed his desire to recruit another forward at White Hart Lane - and Hoddle isn't optimistic about the north London side's chances if the appropriate personnel aren't brought on board.
He told Kicca: "It’s going to be a tricky season, if they don’t get the right strikers then it could be a very difficult season. To defend properly and maybe hang on to a 1-0 lead is unlike Tottenham and I can see that having to be done if they don’t get the strike force right.
"It could be a question mark if they can get into the top six. Everyone will be hoping they can get into the top four. But if you get a team functioning well and they’re pressing and doing what their manager wants them to do then it could go well."
Meanwhile, former England winger Darren Anderton feels Tottenham missed a big opportunity to reach the Champions League last season and that the top four will be a 'big ask' for the north London outfit once again this time around.
He told bwin: "Last year was a great opportunity for Spurs to grab one of those top four spaces. You had Liverpool losing Suarez and Manchester United settling into a new manager, so you’ve got to say it was up for grabs - Tottenham just didn’t perform consistently enough throughout the season.
"There’s not been too much change in personnel at Spurs, so I expect to them to start well, but the top four looks a big ask."
Ahead of a new Premier League season, there is never an exact science to predictions. When Tottenham thrived with Gareth Bale, for instance, not everyone could have predicted such success for Bale and many would certainly have been taken aback by just how far the Welshman took Spurs single-handedly in games.
Similarly, there was Harry Kane's rise to prominence last term...
Most pundits right now aren't backing Tottenham for the top four and are suggesting somewhere between fifth and seventh. But, while that seems reasonable, there is nothing that can prove Spurs won't reach the top four definitively, just like there is nothing to disprove the fact they have as much chance of struggling.