Glenn Hoddle assesses Tottenham’s title chances after Arsenal draw
Glenn Hoddle discusses Tottenham's Premier League title prospects after their 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday
Glenn Hoddle has admitted that it was an opportunity missed for Tottenham in the title race after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Arsenal at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
Spurs missed the chance to move six points clear of their bitter local rivals as they were pegged back by Alexis Sanchez’s late goal after leading 2-1 at White Hart Lane.
The result left Spurs second in the table and five points behind leaders Leicester City heading into the final nine games of the season.
And although former Tottenham manager Hoddle feels that the Lilywhites are still in with a chance of winning the title, he admitted that Spurs had squandered a brilliant chance to end Arsenal’s hopes.
Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Hoddle said: “Tottenham will be kicking themselves. At 2-1 up, against 10 men, you really ought to see the game out. But I never truly felt Tottenham were secure.
“Even in the opening 30 minutes, when Tottenham pressed the ball with so much energy and did so well, Arsenal still threatened to break on them. And with 10 men, Arsenal still had their chances. Even with all the possession they had, Tottenham didn’t quite have that creative spark to make the most of it.
“It wasn’t the best afternoon for Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela.
“This was an opportunity to put some real pressure on Leicester before the evening kick-off against Watford and to remove Arsenal from the title race. And it was an opportunity missed.”
Tottenham now turn their attentions towards their Europa League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night, before their trip to Aston Villa next weekend.