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11th Apr, 2017 | 10:16am

Chris Sutton: I feel sorry for this Tottenham player

By Amir Mir

Chris Sutton has stated that he feels sorry for Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen after his difficult first season at the club.

The 22-year-old made a big-money summer move from AZ Alkmaar as he arrived with big expectations on his shoulders after an impressive season with his previous side.

However, since moving to the Premier League, he has endured a number of difficult matches, which has resulted in him scoring only five goals in all competitions this season.

As a result, Janssen has found first team football hard to come by with Harry Lane leading the scoring charts for his side.

Former Celtic forward Sutton offered his thoughts on the Spurs outcast and stated why he has struggled in his debut campaign.

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“He just hasn’t performed,” Sutton told BBC Radio Five Live on the Monday Night Club. “You have to say you feel a bit sorry for him because it is hard to step into Kane’s shoes, but he hasn’t delivered.”

Holland international Janssen has started two of the last three league matches for Spurs, with Kane making a recovery from injury.

During those two games, he was taken off midway through the second-half, having failed to make an impact on the team.

Janssen missed a number of clear-cut chances when his side beat Watford 4-0 at the weekend as he should have found the back of the net in the first half.

Now, Kane has returned from his ankle knock, the England international will be expected to start his side’s home clash against Bournemouth at the weekend.

In other Tottenham news, fans have urged Mauricio Pochettino to sign this player after his stunning performance. 

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