By Amir Mir
Thierry Henry has delivered a scathing assessment of Tottenham’s mentality by claiming that they don’t turn up when they play Arsenal.
The former Premier League striker suggested that they seem to fold when they “see that red shirt” as he also compared them with Everton.
Henry believes the Toffees also fail to turn up when they play their Merseyside rivals, Liverpool, who did the double over their neighbours this season.
Tottenham will play Arsenal this Sunday at White Hart Lane, with the two teams contesting a 1-1 draw during the reverse fixture in November.
Speaking on North London Derby, Boots are off, which aired on Sky Sports 1 on Wednesday evening, Henry had this to say about Spurs.
“The only thing that I see with Tottenham is whenever they see that red shirt somehow they kind of,” Henry is then questioned by Souness as to whether he is calling Tottenham bottlers.
“No, I am not saying that,” Henry responded. “You see Everton sometimes playing against Liverpool, they just don’t turn up. I don’t know why.
“I refer to the game last year, we went down to ten men, Tottenham were in control and then suddenly with ten men we started the control the game.”
The game Henry was referring to was the 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane in March 2016, when Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin was sent off after 55 minutes.
At that time, Spurs were winning the game 2-1 with Harry Kane’s brilliant strike being the difference.
However, Alexis Sanchez struck 14 minutes before time as ten-man Arsenal rescued a point away from home.
The Chilean will be looking to spoil Tottenham’s party once again, this time by possibly scoring the winning goal in what will be the final north London derby match at White Hart Lane.
His team go into the match full of confidence after they picked up three wins on the bounce in recent weeks, including beating Leicester City on Wednesday night.
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