Thierry Henry: I'm worried about Tottenham but this senior player is not up to scratch
By Harry Sykes
Thierry Henry has hailed Tottenham for their transformation under Mauricio Pochettino but claimed they still need to sign four top quality players this summer.
In his Sun column, the Arsenal all-time great admits Spurs have an extremely impressive side but believes they lack strength in depth.
Henry highlighted a lack of attacking alternatives to Harry Kane and named £18million striker Vincent Janssen as one who is not up to scratch.
Henry did not lose to Arsenal’s fierce north London rivals during his eight years at the club but admits the current Spurs team overseen by Mauricio Pochettino are a different beast.
“Spurs are solid, a tight-knit unit with good togetherness and cohesion.,” said Henry in the Sun. “But I would say the strength in depth is not there yet. They need about four more quality players.
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“If Harry Kane is not playing, they miss him badly. Heung-Min Son did well at the start of the season while Vincent Janssen has not quite been up to it.
“They are not far off. That’s what worries me — Tottenham are finally getting it right.”
Henry gave his verdict on Spurs’ transfer requirements as the league’s second-placed team prepare to host Everton at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.
Tottenham can consolidate their place in the top four and close the gap on leaders Chelsea to seven points if they secure their 16th league win of another impressive domestic campaign.
“They are battling for the league now,” added Henry in the Sun. “Pochettino has drilled into them that they need to see the bigger picture. And I think they do.
“He is doing an excellent job and taking the club in the right direction. Their future looks bright. They have all their best players on long-term deals, which sends a good signal to potential signings. The new stadium is coming on. They play good football.
“But with just two trophies in a quarter of a century, now is the time for them to back it up with silverware.
“To attract the best players, Spurs need to show they are winning things too.”
In other Tottenham transfer news, a forward has signed after Spurs agreed terms on an out-of-window deal.