COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Vincent Janssen should spend some time on the Tottenham bench after failing to impress this season.
The forward was given the opportunity from the start against West Ham on Saturday and he was unable take his chance.
Mauricio Pochettino used the 22-year-old in attack alongside first-choice striker Harry Kane, but he was unable to have an impact on the game.
Spurs introduced attacker Heung-Min Son in the second-half when they were 2-1 down and he helped inspire a late comeback, with Kane scoring goals in the 89th and 91st minute.
Janssen should be dropped for the club’s game about Monaco in the Champions League on Tuesday and needs to improve hugely if he is to earn a place in Sprus’ starting XI.
The Holland international has now scored just three goals in 18 appearances since he moved to White Hart Lane in the summer, with each strike coming from the penalty box.
He has proven to be a good target man and linked up play well at times, but needs to add more goals to be a regular.
Janssen showed at his former club AZ Alkmaar that he can be prolific in front of goal, scoring 32 goals in 49 appearances last season across all competitions for the Dutch side.
The striker needs to return to that top form if he wants to challenge for a starting spot at Spurs, with Kane and Son both proving to be bigger goal threats this season.
In other Tottenham news, Graham Roberts has hailed this modern ace as one of the club’s best ever strikers.