Not good for my recovery! Hoddle delights in Spurs' Champions League heroics

Glenn Hoddle is on the mend following a cardiac arrest and joked he could have done without Spurs leaving it late in the Champions League.

Hugo Lloris and his Tottenham team-mates celebrate.   -  Getty Images

Despite not ideal for his health, Tottenham great Glenn Hoddle enjoyed his former club's superb 1-1 draw at Barcelona.

Spurs snatched a place in the knockout rounds of the Champions League thanks to Lucas Moura's equaliser five minutes from time at Camp Nou.

It capped a remarkable turnaround for Mauricio Pochettino's side, who had a solitary point at the halfway stage in Group B.

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Former England manager Hoddle was taken seriously ill after suffering a cardiac arrest in October.

He was released from hospital last month and chose his old club's moment of glory as the ideal opportunity to make his first public statement since.

"That just wasn't good for my recovery!" Hoddle tweeted. "But a great performance well done boys, deserved to win."

Spurs are back in action at home to Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday, when at least one observer will be hoping for a more sedate 90 minutes.

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