Stoke striker Beattie happy proving Hoddle wrong

Stoke City goal machine James Beattie has revealed how he was told by his former Southampton boss Glenn Hoddle that he wasn't good enough for the Premiership.

Stoke City goal machine James Beattie has revealed how he was told by his former Southampton boss Glenn Hoddle that he wasn't good enough for the Premiership.

Beattie said: "He once told me I’d never be a Premier League striker. He tried to sell me to Crystal Palace but I dug my heels in and said I wouldn’t go. I went on and scored 10 in 10.

"He went to Tottenham and I remember going to White Hart Lane and beating them 3-1. I scored two and he got sacked."

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