He reasons that the opening games are mostly about jostling for position, but a storming start would be very good for confidence.
"The excitement is anticipation - can you get off to a flying start?" pondered Glenn. "That gives the club and everyone a lift.
"That's what we're looking for, every club will be looking for that, to get a couple of good wins and into a position where you can have confidence to do well for the next phase of games.
"The first few games are about jostling for position, but if you can get off to a flyer...
"It would be lovely to start off with a win up there, come home and do the business there and start the season well - that's what we're looking for."
Glenn Hoddle says that a flying start to the season, starting at Everton, would provide a great platform for a successful campaign.