Jamie Carragher says that there are double standards in the way we treat Tottenham players and other members of the top six.
Dele Alli was awful on Saturday and was roundly criticised in our 16 Conclusions, but his poor form has been barely mentioned elsewhere.
Carragher analysed the game on Monday Night Football and said: “If Mesut Ozil performed the way Dele Alli did in that game, we would be slaughtering Ozil.
“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.”
Carragher believes that Tottenham may once again finish above Arsenal in the Premier League but that the Gunners are still the bigger club with more lure for foreign players.
“Tottenham just have the edge and will finish above Arsenal this season, but a power shift, no,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.
“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.”