Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle was extremely critical of the team’s performance in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie against RB Leipzig on Wednesday.
Spurs were second best for the majority of the game as the away side dominated proceedings.
While some good goalkeeping from Hugo Lloris kept the scores level going into half time, Julian Nagelsmann’s side took the lead from the penalty spot just before the hour mark after Ben Davies fouled Konrad Laimer in the box.
The Bundesliga side managed to see the game out despite Tottenham rallying in the final thirty minutes of the game and Hoddle felt the performance from the home side left a lot to be desired.
He claimed that Jose Mourinho’s men were poor both in and out of possession, and suggested that Leipzig looked the far superior outfit.
Hoddle, who was analysing the game for BT Sport, had the following to say about Spurs’ performance:
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 19, 2020
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I think Hoddle’s assessment is extremely harsh considering the injuries we had. Given that we were without our two best players in Kane and Son, and it seems neither Ndombele nor Lamela were fit enough to start, I felt Jose actually got both his tactics and his substitutions spot on. I expect us to play on the front foot in the return leg.
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