Jamie Carragher claims Tottenham have some way to go if they are to overtake Arsenal, even if Spurs finish higher again this season.
The former Liverpool defender was analysing Saturday’s 2-0 defeat in the North London derby on Sky’s Monday Night Football.
“Tottenham just have the edge and will finish above Arsenal this season, but a power shift, no,” Carragher said. (Quotes via The Independent.)
“It has to be five or six seasons where you finish above your rival. I think a big foreign player would choose Arsenal.
“Until we start treating Tottenham like we treat Arsenal, the Manchester clubs and Liverpool, that’s when you think they have overtaken them.”
The 39-year-old was also critical of Dele Alli’s performance.
“If Mesut Ozil performed the way Dele Alli did in that game, we would be slaughtering Ozil,” he added.
“We still think of Spurs as a young team, there is no bigger fan of Spurs than me, love the way they play, the manager, the players, but we still don’t treat them the way we do the other big players.
“You look at the Spurs players and think, come on, you have got to step up, now is the time.”
Tottenham can make amends by beating Dortmund and securing top spot in their Champions League group on Tuesday night. You can read our predicted XI here.