Hoddle warns Spurs new signings aren't the answer, criticises five inconsistent performers

Nacer Chadli

The former Tottenham Hotspur man feels the signs aren't good at White Hart Lane.

Glenn Hoddle has warned Tottenham that new signings will not fix the flaws shown by their current players, according to Zap Sportz.

Indeed, while the need for recruitment in north London is obvious, Hoddle says it isn't only about transfers as several of the players already at White Hart Lane need to step up.

After Tottenham's 2-2 draw with Stoke City - during which they blew a two-goal lead - the former player and manager emphasised the need to improve from within.

And he also singled out no less than five players who need to show form more consistently at Spurs.

Hoddle told Zap Sportz: "It’s not only about buying players, the team needs to get more out of the players they’ve already got. Players like Erik Lamela, Mousa Dembele, Nabil Bentaleb, as they cannot just rely on [Harry] Kane to do what he did last season again.

"Yes, the club need to buy new players - but they will always take some time to settle. And there are plenty of players who have been there now for a while and they need to make a bigger impact, they need to be more consistent.

"Nader Chadli is another, he scored against Stoke and now he and a few others like Christian Eriksen need to be more consistent. A lot rests on their shoulders and, at the moment, the signs are not good."

Massive improvement needed?

Of those Hoddle has picked out, Chadli and Eriksen are the best Tottenham performers, while Dembele was much better against Stoke.

However, the fact all five need to do more, along with several other Spurs stars, is pretty indisputable. Bentaleb, in particular, has been heavily criticised already this season, while all those Hoddle mentioned have had patches over the last few months where they simply haven't been producing their best.

More will most certainly be needed if Tottenham are to do better against the likes of Manchester United and Stoke in future.

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