Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Janssen axe v West Brom
By Harvey Byrne
Striker Vincent Janssen was axed from Tottenham’s 18-man matchday squad against West Brom on Saturday – and fans on Twitter believe it was the correct decision.
The 22-year-old striker played an hour in Spurs’ last encounter against Aston Villa in the FA Cup.
However, he struggled before coming off for Dele Alli in the 2-0 victory having also failed to score from open play in his first 23 appearances for the club.
Spurs fans on social media appear to have finally given up on the player, with many supporting the decision to leave him out of the team.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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Janssen not even on bench, rightly so, GKN has impressed when brought on. Poch may have just given up on him… https://t.co/CnL0sGiyV4
— Dan (@ElCapitain82) January 14, 2017
Wudnt be surprised to see Janssen sold this month, can't even make matchday squad now, strong team today #COYS
— Jason Lee (@Lee88Jay) January 14, 2017
— Colm O'Hagan (@cullyohagan) January 14, 2017
Janssen hasn't even made the bench, don't know what we're going to do with him. He couldn't even get into the car park, he hit the post????????????
— Carl Campbell (@carlcampbell808) January 14, 2017
I wonder if Janssen missed the team coach because he was too slow
— Adam (@therealflannerz) January 14, 2017
Janssen was brought to north London in the summer from Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar in a £17million deal.
He joined as a Holland international with an impressive scoring record of 32 goals in 49 appearances for AZ in all competitions and he was expected to challenge Harry Kane for the forward role.
However, he failed to establish himself in the team when Kane suffered a long-term ankle injury in the campaign and he has since rarely featured in the league.
Fans will still be hoping Janssen can fulfil his early promise, but it doesn’t look too great for the player at the moment.
In other Tottenham news, here is the confirmed Spurs line-up to face West Brom.