20-20 Football Technical Director Glenn Hoddle during the press conference
Former Tottenham Hotspur player and manager Glenn Hoddle believes that Tottenham Hotspur will be in a title fight this season.
Hoddle, who began his career at Spurs and managed the club from 2001 to 2003, is hopeful that Spurs can look further than simply finishing in the top four.
Writing for Yahoo Sports this week the Spurs legend had this to say about Tottenham’s title chances in the 2016-17 campaign:
Tottenham's Harry Kane
“I believe Tottenham should be aiming for more than a top four finish this season because I believe they could win the Premier League title if everything falls into place.
“They lost a little bit of belief that they could win the title at the back of last season because Leicester kept winning matches and in the end, the momentum they had built up was lost.
“Well, this Tottenham squad are good enough to get back to winning ways once again and I expect them to be firmly in the mix to win the Premier League title this season.”
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino with Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink
When explaining why Tottenham have such a good chance at winning the title Hoddle spoke about their rivals and seemingly sees Spurs as in the best position:
“The two Manchester clubs and Chelsea have new managers in place and they will need time to settle, while there are a few question marks over Arsenal and Liverpool. I don’t see champions Leicester getting anywhere close to the title this season, so Tottenham should believe they can go to another level and win the big prize.”
Tottenham of course eventually finished third in the league, behind shock champions Leicester City and local rivals Arsenal, after capitulating toward the end of the campaign.
Steven Davis scores the second goal for Southampton
Spurs have moved to strengthen the squad further this summer to abate the chances of a repeat – with Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen coming in from Southampton and AZ Alkmaar respectively – with young talents also reinforcing the squad.
Hoddle certainly appears confident that his former club can do the trick and force their way into the title picture yet again this season – and potentially take the crown.