Graeme Souness delivers scathing verdict on Tottenham youngster
By Tony Hughes
Graeme Souness has claimed Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen does not have quick enough feet to succeed in the Premier League.
Janssen scored his second Spurs goal as they lost 2-1 to Liverpool on Tuesday night in the fourth round of the League Cup.
The Spurs striker, 22, pulled a goal back for the visitors from the penalty spot in the second half after Daniel Sturridge had put the home side 2-0 up at Anfield.
It was only Janssen’s second goal for the London giants since his summer move from AZ Alkmaar, but both of his strikes have come from penalties in the League Cup.
Former Liverpool midfielder Souness believes the Dutch striker has done nothing to suggest he can cut it in England’s top flight.
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“Listen it’s a hard world, football at the highest level… for me, he just doesn’t have any sharpness about his feet that will get him goals in the goalmouth, crammed with defenders who are quick,” Souness told Sky Sports 1’s live coverage of the match.
“You need to have quick thought and transfer that message from your head to your feet and I don’t think that’s going quick enough.
“I don’t think he’s got quick feet, and that will stop him getting goals at this level I think.”
His performance paled in comparison with Liverpool duo Sturridge and Divock Origi, who combined brilliantly to run the inexperienced Spurs backline ragged.
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