Glenn Hoddle offers surprisingly negative opinion on future of Tottenham's current squad

Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle believes Tottenham will need to improve their squad considerably over the next four or five years.

Former Tottenham player and manager Glenn Hoddle has told the Daily Mail that he thinks Spurs still have many things missing from their squad.

Mauricio Pochettino's men beat Aston Villa 2-0 on Sunday afternoon to temporarily narrow the gap at the top of the table to just two points, before league leaders Leicester then beat Newcastle 1-0 to stretch their lead back out to five points.

Tottenham need to keep winning and hope for favours elsewhere if they are to win the Premier League, but that doesn't take anything away from what a remarkable season Pochettino and Spurs have enjoyed this term.

A title challenge certainly wasn't expected this season, but Pochettino has masterminded Tottenham's rise to the top this season, and whilst many will point to the relative struggles for Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United as a main reason for that, Spurs have been incredible themselves.

With a core of young players like Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane, as well as a superb defence with Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, many have tipped Spurs for success far beyond this season, as long as chairman Daniel Levy doesn't sell the club's best players on.

However, former Spurs player and manager Glenn Hoddle has taken a surprisingly negative view of Tottenham's squad. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Hoddle claims that Spurs lack an attacking player to unlock defences, before making a bold claim about the squad.

Hoddle isn't sure that some of the current players will be good enough in the coming years, and thinks Tottenham need to add new signings over the next four or five years to compensate for those players he deems not good enough.

"There are still things missing," said Hoddle. "That first 35 minutes in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal would sum Tottenham up, still. They had so much of the ball, they won the ball back so quickly, but no one could unlock the door. There's so much more that they need and I'm not sure the players they have are the answer for four or five years to come," he added.

Players like Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela have been inconsistent in England and Pochettino should consider a move for another winger this summer, whilst more options are needed through the squad in defence and up front, but given the youthful nature of Tottenham's squad, there should be plenty of improvement in the coming years, with Pochettino already proving that he can get the best out of players whether young or established.

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