Glenn Hoddle makes claim about Tottenham and Harry Kane
Glenn Hoddle has his say about Tottenham Hotspur following Harry Kane's ankle injury
Glenn Hoddle believes that Tottenham have lost an “edge” to their game this season after their disappointing goalless draw at Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Lilywhites were held to a frustrating stalemate at Dean Court by Eddie Howe’s men as they dropped points for the second game in a row following their 1-1 draw against West Brom.
The result left Mauricio Pochettino’s men in fifth place in the Premier League table and a point behind leaders Manchester City after nine games of the campaign.
Striker Kane has been sidelined with an ankle injury in recent weeks and has not featured since the 1-0 win over Sunderland in the Premier League back on 18 September.
However, although Hoddle accepts that Kane’s absence has had an effect, he feels that Tottenham’s performances have dipped as a whole in recent weeks.
Speaking on BT Sport on Saturday, Hoddle said: “Tottenham have lost that cutting edge.
“I’m not sure Harry Kane was playing at his sharpest before he got his injury. He started to get a few goals but got his injury. For me, he wasn’t firing on all cylinders like he was last season.”
Tottenham ended up third in the Premier League table last season after challenging for the title for much of the campaign.