'It is Tottenham's moment' - Glenn Hoddle wants brave transfer decisions from Spurs board

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Tottenham must seize their moment to build a squad capable of winning the Premier League title, says White Hart Lane legend Glenn Hoddle.

Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Heung-min Son (twice) all scored as Spurs eased to a comfortable 4-0 home victory over Watford on Saturday, with Mauricio Pochettino able to give Harry Kane a valuable 30 minutes on his surprise early return from injury.

Kieran Trippier - the stand-in for No.1 choice Kyle Walker - was awarded man of the match following a fine display, though Spurs' joy was cut short on Saturday evening as Chelsea restored their seven-point advantage with seven games to go following a 3-1 win at Bournemouth.

Despite Tottenham being unable to make ground on Chelsea this weekend, former Spurs and England boss Hoddle believes that the manner of their victory over Watford points to a bright future for the club.

Tottenham’s plan is to bid farewell to their current home in May, playing home matches at Wembley next season before moving into their 61,000-seat stadium – a project costing £800million – for the 2018-19 campaign.

But Hoddle says the club's owners - ENIC International - and chairman Daniel Levy must be bold enough in the transfer market to avoid losing stars such as Kane and Alli, while also seeking to attract more top names to north London.

"The pressure has got to be put on the owners. On ENIC... on [Daniel] Levy," he told BT Sport.

"It is Tottenham's moment here, they've got a new stand coming, the best training ground, a fantastic manager, a great squad. Don't sell your best players... they're keeping hold of their best players.

"Add to the squad. If you get situations where some of these players in the first XI now, next season or the season after are on the bench coming on, that's the standard that Tottenham have got to go to.

"Tottenham's future history could be the best that the club has ever seen."

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