By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier believes that summer signing Vincent Janssen will continue to improve with the club.
The 22-year-old Netherlands international striker moved to White Hart Lane in a £17million deal from AZ Alkmaar in the previous transfer window.
He has started slowly in north London with just two penalty goals in his first 14 appearances for the club.
Now Dier also 22, who joined from Sporting Lisbon in 2014 has spoken from his own experience, explaining that it’s difficult making the move from one country to a new one.
“I can speak from experience, when you come from a different country – he’s come from Holland – it’s not easy,” said Dier to the Guardian. “People at home may not understand, but he’s come from a different country, a different culture. He moved here by himself. He’s got to get used to a whole new way of training, playing, a whole new way of life. These things take time. It’s only natural he will keep on improving.
“I don’t think he’s been bad. He has great qualities and he’s shown them again today. It’s more a case of the team being better in the final third than one player.”
Janssen was initially brought to the club to provide competition and backup to star forward Harry Kane.
However, Kane picked up an ankle injury during a clash against Sunderland, which presented Janssen with an opportunity earlier than what had been expected.
Spurs have failed to win in their last four matches in all competitions and the club will be hoping that Kane can recover sooner rather than later with an encounter with fierce rivals Arsenal looming.