The boss admitted he was ‘angry’ after Sunday’s controversial defeat against Vhelsea, but there was nothing but good news after the win against Sunderland.
We dominated for long periods at the Stadium of Light and goals from Christian Ziege and Teddy Sheringham were enough to stave off the home sides late revival in the 2-1 success.
Glenn beamed: “We were in control of the game. We had to weather the storm in the early part and latter part and we showed a lot of resilience to do that.
“In between those periods we played some lovely stuff and I felt we should have come in two or three up at half-time.
“My only concern at half-time, and I told the lads, was that I know Peter Reid very well and there would have been a few teacups going up the wall. They would come out fired up, we had to match that and we did.
“We caused them a lot of problems. If we keep performing like that away from home we will pick up a lot of points.”
Glenn added that it was all about trying to stifle the home crowd. “If you concede here you have a problem,” he explained. “You can see when they got their goal that their crowd was going to try and get the second for them.
“That is the key. If you don’t concede in the first 20 minutes or so you get a foundation to work off. That’s how we planned it and that’s how it happened for us.”
The smile returned to Glenn Hoddle’s face last night — and rightly so.