Glenn Hoddle slams Tottenham for having 'no creativity and no imagination' against Everton with Mourinho under pressure

GLENN HODDLE has slammed Tottenham for their disastrous loss to Everton, warning: 'The pressure is building.'

Boss Jose Mourinho tore into his players for their lacklustre performance as they lost 1-0 to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s fine header.


Mourinho fell out with Dele Alli – who was hooked off at half-time – before the defeat, ex-England star Gabby Agbonlahor claimed.

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The Portuguese is now as short as 5/4 with the bookies to be sacked before Christmas.

And stunned Spurs legend Hoddle said: “What happened will have concerns for Jose and concerns for every Spurs fan.

“There was no creativity and no imagination.

“It wasn’t like ‘Wow, we were a bit unlucky, we created eight or nine chances’. Everton deserved to win, no doubt about it.

“Not only did we lose three points at home in the opening game but they started poorly.

“So the pressure builds up for the next game, because the way they lost will bring concerns.”

Speaking on The Hodcast, Hoddle's new football podcast, the former Spurs midfielder and manager added: “I was very surprised and very disappointed in Tottenham’s performance, as every aspect of their game was really poor.

“It was poor the way they tried to win the ball back and press, they were strung out as a team. They have such firepower up top but those players need service.

“It does concern me that they haven’t that creativity.

“They were too staid, played the ball too square, or back. By the time they did get the ball back, they were unable to play it through the pitch.

“Under Jose they are a counter- attacking team and that works OK, especially if you go one up against an opponent when they have to come out. When you go one down, I’m thinking there has to be a response, there has to be a different approach, to keep the ball and create, rather than counter.

“I know the crowd would get behind you, especially for ten minutes when you go a goal down but you have to be self-motivated.

“You have to have leaders on the pitch.

“But instead they are plodding along the same way they played before. That really concerned me.

“There is going to have to be a lot of hard work to get it right.”

The Hodcast, the brand new Glenn Hoddle Footy Show Podcast, is available on Spotify

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