Jol believes chairman Levy’s demand for a top-four finish did not match the investment in the team during his spell in North London.
“So to tell me that we had to be in the top four was a bit too much for us.
“We had different players then with Pascal Chimbonda, Erik Edman and Stephen Kelly and that is different to what they have now.”
Jol added: “Spurs have wanted to be in the Champions League for the last six or seven years and they won’t be pleased if they don’t achieve that this year.
“But I think they deserve to be there because they were in the top four all the time.”