Tottenham Hotspur legend Paul Miller has revealed that he feels scoring early against Bournemouth is something Spurs must do at White Hart Lane today.

Eddie Howe's Bournemouth travel to north London looking to throw a spanner in Spurs' title push, with Mauricio Pochettino's men eyeing victory to cut the gap to league leaders Leicester City to five points.

For Miller, who played for Spurs for a decade and won two FA Cups and one UEFA Cup, while he also clocked up 18 months at Bournemouth, the Cherries will not be easy pickings for the home team.

He expects Bournemouth to adopt a defensive approach against Spurs, something which means an early goal is vital.

"I think Bournemouth will be quite a difficult game because they will come and make it very difficult for us by closing up shop", Miller explained on Spurs TV.


"In this league you need early goals to open the other teams up and to score early means they've got to come out a little bit early to you."

But overall, Miller sees Spurs keeping a clean sheet and scoring twice against Bournemouth, making for a 2-0 win to keep their title push firmly on track.

"I think it will be quite tight, but I can see us getting a couple of goals.

"I also think we can keep a clean sheet, so I can see us winning comfortably, but it won't be easy", the ex-Spurs man added.