Glenn Hoddle worried about former club Tottenham this season

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Their former Spurs star and manager believes his old side need two or three signings to bolster the squad after the loss to Manchester United.

Writing on Kicca, Glenn Hoddle has aired his concern about former side Tottenham Hotspur this season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side endured a difficult start to their season on Saturday, as they were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford courtesy of a Kyle Walker own goal.

It was a disappointing display from Spurs, who had started the game brightly but struggled to create anything of note after Walker’s own goal, with star forward Harry Kane being effectively marked out of the game by United’s defence.

And Hoddle says somebody needs to add pace to the side, as that is a quality they are currently lacking.

“I’m a little bit concerned for my old club, Tottenham, someone’s got to inject a bit of pace into the team,” he wrote on Kicca.

“I know Townsend wasn’t available but they looked very pedestrian at times with the ball and how they tried to close it down, and looked like a team that wasn’t fully up to match practice.”

Spurs need two or three signings

The former Spurs star also believes that at least two or three signings are needed in Pochettino’s side.

They have been relatively quiet this summer, with the Argentine boss having focused heavily on improving his defence with additions such as Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier.

They have, though, as yet, failed to add further attacking options to their side to support Harry Kane after his impressive debut season last year, and Hoddle says chairman Daniel Levy must now open his chequebook and back his manager in the transfer market.

“I think they need a couple of new signings, two or three signings actually,” he added.

“They’ve got to get some new players in. For Spurs Daniel Levy has definitely got to get the chequebook book out and do it pretty quick and back his manager and get in the people he wants.”

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