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Hoddle has his say on Tottenham’s Europa League round of 32 draw
By Bruce Grove -

Glenn Hoddle has expressed his delight that Tottenham has avoided a tough draw in the Europa League round of 32.

Spurs have been drawn with Austrian side, Wolfberger in a game that will be played early next year.

The Lilywhites could have drawn stronger opponents like Real Sociedad, but they have now been handed what Hoddle considers an easy draw.

The Austrians are not to be underrated as they finished the group stage with 10 points, second behind Dinamo Zagreb.

They reached the next round of the competition at the expense of the likes of Feyenoord and CSKA Moscow, showing that they are used to causing upsets.

Hoddle, however, thinks that they are not strong enough to beat Jose Mourinho’s team and he even suggests that Spurs can still rest their key men and field their reserves and still will win the match.

He was speaking on BT Sport immediately after the draw and he said, as quoted by TBR

“It’s a great tie for Spurs, as a Spurs man. I think Mourinho could even play a second team in that match and then allow the team to get better in the latter stages. 

“It’s got to be the plum draw, they couldn’t have hand-picked it.

“Maybe this second team could be good enough deep into the tournament. When you’ve got players with Son and Kane who can come on, can come and make a difference. It is a blessing, this tie. He can protect the Premier League side.”

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East Stand
4 months ago

I’ve tried Wolfburger, bit chewy though!