Tottenham fans react to Janssen display for Holland
By Harry Sykes
Vincent Janssen led the Holland attack in the team’s 3-1 World Cup qualifier win over Bulgaria on Sunday evening – and Tottenham fans took to Twitter to deliver mixed verdicts on his display.
Janssen was given the nod to spearhead his country’s attack in the crucial fixture even though he has been on the sidelines for Spurs in the new season.
The Dutch striker slipped further down the pecking order for his club on Thursday when they beat Chelsea to the deadline day signing of Fernando Llorente from Swansea.
Janssen faces the prospect of being third in contention for the centre-forward role at Tottenham behind Harry Kane and Llorente but rejected the chance of a last-ditch loan move to Brighton.
The 23-year-old remains a first-choice for Holland and played the full 90 minutes for his country on Sunday as they kept their hopes of qualifying for next summer’s World Cup finals alive with a win over Bulgaria.
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Two goals from midfielder Davy Propper bookended an Arjen Robben strike to lift Holland to third in Group A.
Tottenham supporters took to social media to deliver their verdicts on Janssen’s performance.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Eric Mertens (@EricMMedia) September 3, 2017
— Brad Nomis (@bgreebus) September 3, 2017
I know you struggle with objectivity regarding Spurs, but your analysis of Janssen today was spot on. Truth hurts. Lad needed a loan.
— Arizona Hotspur (@ArizonaHotspur) September 3, 2017
I didn’t bother watching it if I’m honest. Seems that was the right decision. I think Janssen will come good though & he has age on his side
— Dan (@Daniel4rcher) September 3, 2017
Janssen did everything in that match but score. Had a great game and had a huge influence. Still a 1 in 2 goal striker for Holland though.
— Lewis Manners (@llewi01) September 3, 2017
What ever has happened to holland football team Janssen is having a nightmare Dutch football is worse than England
— BobbyspursCunningham (@Bobbyspurs) September 3, 2017
Holland are now third in Group A, three points behind leaders Sweden and second-placed France.