By Tony Hughes
Vincent Janssen extended his poor run at Tottenham with another blank against Bournemouth on Saturday – and fans on Twitter expressed their sympathy for the misfiring striker.
Janssen was dropped down to the bench for the 0-0 draw at the Vitality Stadium, with Son Heung-Min selected to spearhead the attack ahead of attacking midfield trio Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela.
But Son, the Premier League player of the month for September, could not maintain his fine run of goalscoring and was replaced by Janssen after 61 minutes.
The £18million summer signing from AZ Alkmaar failed to grasp his latest opportunity and has now scored just one goal – a penalty against League One Gillingham – from 13 Spurs appearances.
Spurs fans took to social media to give their verdicts on Janssen, with some claiming he will eventually come good while others are dissatisfied by his productivity.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Patrick Owgan (@PaddyOwgan) October 22, 2016
I’m sure Janssen will start scoring but he’s lacking a bit of quality at the moment #coys
— Jodie 💡 (@rosesolzanski) October 22, 2016
Vincent Janssen needs to learn to get forward more. He’s playing the Kane role without getting front and central. Needs to learn. #COYS
— Paul Phillips (@paulphillips17) October 22, 2016
Usually fully behind Poch but don’t know how Lamela stayed on the pitch, should have been Janssen on earlier, onward to next week #COYS
— Chris Marulli (@Marulz_23) October 22, 2016
— Yassin Omar (@yassinomar) October 22, 2016
janssen needs to start learning quickly #COYS
— carbondust (@carbon_robert) October 22, 2016
❌ 1 goal in 3 games.
❌ Looked tired.
❌ Eriksen & Son anonymous.
❌ Janssen off the pace.
❌ Sissoko likely banned.
❌ Didn’t go top.#COYS
— James McCarthy (@JMcCarthyLIVE) October 22, 2016
— Jose M. Estay (@JMEstay) October 22, 2016
Tottenham’s stalemate at Bournemouth lifts them to 19 points after nine Premier League fixtures and they remain the only unbeaten side in the top flight.
But Liverpool’s win against West Brom later on Saturday means Mauricio Pochettino’s side drop down to fourth in the table.
In other Tottenham team news, Dele Alli highlights the area the side needs to improve upon for the rest of the season.