Hoddle was happy to see AVB go with two wingers and two strikers - before Emmanuel Adebayor's dismissal.
He told Absolute Radio: "Well, yeah, I said two weeks back that he has got to find a way of getting Adebayor and Defoe in the team together to elevate the team and improve the team, it doesn’t have to be two players up top square of each other. I think Adebayor is clever enough to play just in behind in that same shape but it doesn’t matter, I think if you have got a, if you are playing against a defense that you fancy that the two centre arms, one-v-one you’re going to cause them all sorts of problems, men do it and I think with Mertesacker certainly with the first goal, Defoe showed simple movement.
"He did it a week before and got away with it, relatively. So, he’s ended up scoring a magnificent header, I have got to say, I have got to say his header was…"
Hoddle was speaking to Ian Wright of Absolute Radio Rock n' Roll Football. Every Saturday from 5pm on 1215AM. For more visit absoluteradio.co.uk/football.