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Former Tottenham manager says Spurs will compete for Premier League crown again

By Dominic Toner

Glenn Hoddle believes that Tottenham will challenge for the Premier League crown again this season.

The ex-Tottenham and England manager feels that Spurs can emulate their league form from last season and compete at the top-end of the division.

“There is probably about six or seven teams who will think going into pre-season they could win the league,” Hoddle told Talksport. “I think Spurs will be one of them without a doubt. If they bought the right people in I don’t see any reason why they can’t challenge again for the Premier League title.”

Forward Fernando Torres has backed Spurs to win the Premier League in the future, speaking to Atletico Madrid’s website ahead of their match against Spurs in the International Champions Cup.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were in a two-way race for the title with eventual champions Leicester for the majority of last season, and vastly exceeded their pre-season expectations.

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The young English core of Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane played a huge role in their success, the latter earning the golden boot award for his 25 league goals.

Alli also picked up the accolade of PFA Young Player of the Year after scoring 10 goals and providing nine assists for Pochettino’s side.

Competition for the title is expected to be extremely close this campaign with heavyweights Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City all adding new and experienced managers to their squads.

Reigning champions Leicester and bitter North-London rivals Arsenal could also both be in the running and they were the only two sides to finish above Spurs last season.

In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has revealed his decision after being approached by Argentina for the national job.