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Glenn on United

Posted on 16 April 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Glenn Hoddle has described the task of catching Manchester United as ‘a titanic struggle’.

But that is exactly what he aims to achieve in his five-year stint at the Lane.

United clinched their seventh Premiership championship in nine years with a third-successive title on Saturday.

Having won by 18 points last season Sir Alex Ferguson's all-conquering outfit wrapped this campaign up by virtue of a 16-point lead with five games remaining.

Glenn commented: “United have to be congratulated for doing it again and it’s up to the clubs to try and emulate that and take them over - that will be a titanic struggle, we know that because of the finances they have got and the experience they get at European level.

“We know it’s a hard task but look at other countries — AC Milan were dominant for a long time and there were a lot of good teams in the Italian league at that time but no-one thinks of them because AC Milan were dominant.

“It was the same with Bayern Munich in Germany, Ajax in Holland and United are going through a similar situation to what Liverpool had. It’s a hard task but that’s the barometer.

“It’s good to have an English club that is so strong in Europe and maybe that will shift our football up even higher if we are trying to catch them up. It might be a good thing for English football in the long run.”