Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has told Sky Sports that Tottenham Hotspur are a well-run club.
The former France international striker is impressed with how Spurs are run as a football club and with their training facilities, but he believes that they are missing “something” to make themselves genuine top-four challengers.
"There is something with Spurs that is difficult to put your finger on,” Henry told Sky Sports. “It’s a well-run club. They buy a lot of players, they sell a lot, and yet they still finish sixth in the league. They can't make the step.
"I think they did a great job of bringing some youngsters in - (Ryan) Mason, (Nabil) Bentaleb, (Harry) Kane - but at one point something has to kick in, something has to be done. You can't always be fifth, or sixth team in this league.
"They have an amazing training ground, everything is there for them to make that step. But they are not making it.”
Henry made the aforementioned comments following Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday.
The performance of Spurs against last season’s English champions left much to be desired and once again showed that they are not equipped to finish in the top four.
As Henry highlighted, the North London outfit do have some favourable factors. Their training facility is one of the best in England, and in chairman Daniel Levy they have a businessman who knows how to get the best deals in the transfer market.
While Tottenham have signed some big-name players over the past few years, they have consistently failed to finish in the top four, which is always their ultimate aim every season.