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Tottenham hero Hoddle: Mourinho's squad has major holes to be filled

Tottenham hero Glenn Hoddle says manager Jose Mourinho needs to replace January sale Christian Eriksen.

Hoddle also believes Spurs need to sign a centre-half and left-back to complete a squad to make them capable of challenging for honours.

He told The Sun: "Yes, Spurs can win a trophy at long last but it is by no means a given, as there are six or seven clubs with chances of winning one of the cups this season.

"And I'd put Spurs' opening opponents Everton as one of those.

“The only blemish of Mauricio Pochettino's time at Spurs was that he should have taken the FA Cup more seriously.

"It should have been a major priority. Success breeds success and Spurs just needed to get one trophy over the line to give the entire squad a lift and ease the pressure about not winning trophies.

“Jose is a serial trophy winner and he is building a squad capable of winning one — but while they have strikers who are exciting and will score plenty of goals, they need a creative spark in the centre of midfield.

“Jose has to get Dele Alli back to his best and has to get Lucas Moura consistently producing.

“I don't think he has the player yet for that vital central midfield role. I don't see Giovani Lo Celso playing that 360 degrees in midfield. He is best wide.

Harry Winks is the best option but Eriksen was that player. Not when he first arrived, not for the final 18 months, but for two or three years in between he was the creative genius.

"He could lay set-plays on a plate. He could get the best out of Alli and Harry Kane, providing them both with plenty of chances, opening teams up with that spark.

"With the need for a centre-half and a left-back there are holes in the squad to be filled."

Listen to the brand new Glenn Hoddle Footy Show podcast is out on Sunday evening.

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