By Dominic Toner
Bas Dost believes that Vincent Janssen needs time to adjust at Tottenham.
Janssen, 22, has struggled since his summer arrival and is yet to prove a consistent threat to top flight defences.
The Dutch striker has made 10 appearances for Spurs this season and his only goal was a penalty against Gillingham in the EFL Cup.
Dost, who has eight Dutch caps, has urged Spurs fans to give Janssen more time to show his quality.
“All that rubbish about Vincent, give that boy some time,” Dost told Dutch publication De Telegraaf. “He’s a good scorer and is a great player for the Dutch national team.
“But I also know that if you do not score, you are under pressure, that’s part of this job.”
Dost and Janssen are both a part of a struggling Dutch side who failed to qualify for Euro 2016 but will hope to fare better in their World Cup qualification.
Janssen is considered as the first-choice striker for his national team and has scored three goals in his first seven appearances.
The forward moved to White Hart Lane in the summer from AZ Alkmaar and was recruited to provide competition for Harry Kane.
He netted 32 times in just 49 appearances for his former club AZ but is finding it difficult in the English league.
Some players struggle to adjust to the pace of English football on arrival and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will hope Janssen settles quickly.
In other Tottenham news, Harry Redknapp has delivered his verdict following the win against Manchester City.