Date: 20th April 2017 at 11:57am
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By Will Butcher

Paddy Power have ridiculed Vincent Janssen on Twitter by naming the Tottenham striker alongside 10 Sunderland players in their worst PFA team of the year.

Janssen, 22, has struggled since his £17million move from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in the summer, scoring just six goals for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Posting on their Twitter account, Paddy Power mocked the Holland international by naming him alongside the likes of Sunderland’s Darren Gibson, Adnan Januzaj and John O’Shea.

Scoring just two goals from open play, Janssen has also scored four penalties under Mauricio Pochettino as he fails to provide adequate cover for top scorer Harry Kane.

The betting company named him alongside 10 Sunderland players, who currently prop up the rest of the Premier League table and are nine points from safety with only five games to play.

Janssen was brought to White Hart Lane after scoring 32 goals in 49 league and cup encounters last season with Alkmaar, but has struggled to mirror that in north London.

Spurs’ number nine could still play some part in Tottenham’s FA Cup semi-final on Saturday evening, as Pochettino’s side go up against title rivals Chelsea at Wembley.

Janssen scored last time out after coming on as a late sub in the 4-0 win over Bournemouth, and that could tempt Pochettino into giving him a longer run out against the Blues.

Tottenham will be looking to secure passage in an attempt to end their FA Cup final drought that stretches back to 1991, with Man City and Arsenal in the other semi-final.

In other Tottenham news, fans have reacted to the omission of Toby Alderweireld from this season’s PFA team of the year.

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