Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has mocked Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of success this season having claimed that they are ‘nowhere near anything’.
Tottenham are currently third in the Premier League table heading into this weekend’s fixtures and can also secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday evening when they make the trip to Marseille, needing to avoid defeat to ensure safe passage following the VAR controversy which unfolded at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday night at home to Sporting CP.
Ex-Spurs striker Clint Dempsey has previously backed Tottenham to be his surprise package in this season’s competition which was met by amazement from Henry ( CBS Sports (07/09/22).
Dempsey once again stuck with his former side when asked for an update on who he was backing in European football’s most prestigious club competition, only for Henry to aim a dig in the direction of his north London rivals.
The USA international told CBS Sports on Paramount+ (26/10/22 at 7:40 pm): “I am staying with them,t hey are third in the Premier League and everything still to play for.”
Henry replied: “Do I need to comment on that? I didn’t get excited about Arsenal being first. How am I going to comment on Tottenham being where they are usually? Well, nowhere near anything.”
There is a long way to go in the season and when it comes to the Champions League, having a relatively kind draw in the last sixteen can really help put a club in contention for heading into the latter stages of the competition, however, Spurs must first avoid a banana skin at Marseille on Tuesday.
As for Arsenal, Henry needs to be careful after the Gunners certainly showed signs of fatigue during their defeat at PSV Eindhoven last night. Hopefully Nottingham Forest can cause an upset at the Emirates on Sunday.
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