English Premiership

Hoddle: It's now or never for Spurs

2016-03-14 19:00
Glenn Hoddle (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Glenn Hoddle believes Tottenham Hotspur will never have a better opportunity of winning the English Premiership for the foreseeable future.

Hoddle who managed Spurs during the early 2000's has been impressed by Mauricio Pochetinno's squad this season and has urged them to take the opportunity with both hands as they trail the surprise leaders Leicester City by two points.

Although the Foxes have a game in hand against Newcastle this evening, Hoddle believes they are a side the Lillywhites should be able to compete with and it won't get any easier next season when the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United strengthen their under-performing squads.

"This is one-off year where the door's been left ajar," the 58-year old told the Daily Mail.

"Let's face it, if Spurs don't make it this year and win it, every Spurs fan will look back in 20 years and say: 'That time when we had a chance, Leicester City won it. Not Chelsea, not Arsenal, not United. Leicester won it.

"Don't misunderstand me. I'm not knocking the team. But next season they'll have such a hard task to get in that top four. They'll make the top four this year," the former England boss added.

"But next year Chelsea and United will bring in new managers who will get more money; Jurgen Klopp will get money; Pep Guardiola will. The door could be closed for another three or four years. This is the moment. And at 2-1 up against 10-man Arsenal, that is a defining moment. For 13 and a half minutes we were top of the league."

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