By Tony Hughes
Vincent Janssen failed to get on the scoresheet for Holland against France on Monday night – and there was a mixed reaction to his display from Tottenham fans on Twitter.
The Spurs summer signing scored a stunning goal for his country during their 4-1 victory against Belarus on Friday.
But Janssen was unable to repeat the feat against more testing opposition and drew a blank in the Amsterdam Arena as Holland lost 1-0 to the Euro 2016 runners-up in their latest World Cup qualifier.
The 22-year-old striker played the full 90 minutes of his team’s defeat and led the line reasonably well against a defence led by Arsenal’s in-form Laurent Koscielny.
Janssen was unfortunate that his appeal for a first-half penalty was rejected but otherwise Holland carved out few chances against the disciplined visitors.
Some Spurs fans claim the forward, whose only goal in 10 appearances for his new club was a penalty against League One Gillingham, had little service but showed few signs of ending his slump.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Janssen has had absolutely zero service but think hes had a good match
— Dave (@Spurs_opinion) October 10, 2016
de Jong -Irregular
Janssen -Pure class, amazing footballer. Few can understand his talent.
— Daniel. (@Tottenham_twd) October 10, 2016
— ⭐️Benny Blanco? (@Jabz_DaLastKing) October 10, 2016
Not going to lie that was pretty disappointing from Janssen and Sissoko. Save yourselves for Saturday lads…
— Ben Franks (@benfranksthfc) October 10, 2016
Janssen did well to be fair to him
— Danny (@shailmehta23) October 10, 2016
Dutch were poor and sadly Janssen looked bang average. Just doesn’t look quick enough for me. Prove me wrong Vincent!!
— Stag-nificent (@stag_tastic) October 10, 2016
The forward was signed for £18million from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar to provide competition for first-choice Spurs spearhead Harry Kane.
An ankle injury to Kane paved the way for Janssen to have a regular run in the team but he had only mixed success in three consecutive starts and manager Mauricio Pochettino selected Heung-Min Son as the spearhead in last Sunday’s 2-0 win over Manchester City.
Janssen, who netted 32 times in just 49 appearances for his former club AZ last season, remains a regular starter for Holland.
In other Tottenham news, Harry Redknapp has delivered his verdict following the win against Manchester City.