Tottenham can aspire to compete with the best: says Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle

Date: 1st May 2017 at 12:04 pm
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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was surprised when Spurs legends Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa turned up at his pre-match press conference.
Villa said before the match that he hadn’t been to a north London derby for 20 years. He might want to come back more often after the 2-0 win.
Former striker Jurgen Klinsmann was also present. He never lost against Arsenal during his time at Tottenham. “I don’t want to start now,” he said before the game.

Former Tottenham players Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa back at White Hart Lane


Jurgen Klinsmann also returned to his north London home on Sunday to see a Spurs win

Tottenham fans held a banner which announced the cancellation of St Totteringham’s Day.
Meanwhile, former Spurs player and manager Glenn Hoddle reckons his old club are on the brink of something special – providing they can keep Mauricio Pochettino at the club.
Zapsportz team leader Glenn says: “Tottenham are at a crossroads. A new stadium, which will be the best in the country, is coming.
“One of the best teams in the Premier League has been assembled through smart signings and an excellent youth system and they have one of the world’s finest young managers. Everything is coming together. The stars are aligning.

“You can only congratulate the owners, the majority shareholder Joe Lewis and chairman Daniel Levy.

“It’s been a long haul, 16 years since they took over the club. I was one of their first managers and over that time they have transformed the club, first with a new training ground and a thriving youth academy.

Memorabilia continues to be sold to signify Tottenham's last season at White Hart Lane

“On the pitch, the past two seasons have put them on the threshold of greatness and I’m convinced they will surpass anything the club have done previously.

“Yet now is not the time to consolidate during a season at Wembley before they move into the new stadium. Because that won’t be enough.

“Now is the time to be bold. Tottenham need to make brave signings in the summer: target the best players and push on. The title may be beyond them this season, though they will keep fighting to the end. But it is not beyond them in the future. Tottenham can aspire to compete with the best.”

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