Attempting to diffuse the obvious newspaper hype surrounding Saturday's clash with Arsenal, Glenn said: "It was Sol's decision to leave the club and only he can explain why why he felt he needed to leave.
"The option wasn't the same for me because I was still under contract. So, in many ways, I was worse than Sol because I was still tied to the club. I did have 13 happy years here though.
"We fought tooth and nail to keep Sol, but the bottom line was that he could have left for any club in the world and that is the difference to when I was playing."
In the Mirror, Sol is quoted as saying that moving might open him up as a person.
"I had been at Tottenham for so long, I think I had just got a bit stale in the environment. I also felt that I needed the challenge of a move to make me aware of a different environment. To open me up as a person if you like."
Glenn Hoddle compares his leaving for Monaco with that of Sol to Arsenal and says his might have been worse.