Tottenham fans react to Janssen Twitter message after win v Swansea
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham fans took to Twitter in their droves on Thursday afternoon after Vincent Janssen thanked them for voting him man of the match in their memorable 3-1 Premier League triumph at Swansea.
In a poll conducted by the club’s official Twitter account, the Dutch striker got the nod even though he spent the first hour of the match on the bench.
The Dutch striker made a huge impact after replacing Moussa Sissoko, even though the late goals were scored by Dele Alli after 88 minutes, and Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen in added time.
Spurs supporters acclaimed Jannsen’s display, with 45 per cent voting him man of the match, ahead of Eriksen (27 per cent), Alli (20 per cent) and Mousa Dembele (eight per cent).
Tottenham’s official Twitter account posted the result illustrated by an image of Janssen celebrating with teammates Dembele and Jan Vertonghen.
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“That picture says it all,” Janssen told supporters on Thursday afternoon, accompanied by smiley emojis. “Thanks everyone”.
@SpursOfficial That picture says it all! ???????? Thanks everyone!
— Vincent Janssen (@vincentjanssen) April 6, 2017
The White Hart Lane faithful responded almost immediately on social media, as they praised the Holland international to the hilt.
Most expressed their admiration for the 22-year-old, while others urged Janssen to follow up his performance at Swansea with another key contribution against Watford on Saturday.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Ansen (@Tobyansen13) April 6, 2017
— Joe???? (@CoysDeuch) April 6, 2017
— Rich Arrowsmith (@RichArrowsmith) April 6, 2017
— Jack Hopwood (@Jackhop14) April 6, 2017
— Alex (@_alexthfc) April 6, 2017
— Martin (@MPH1982) April 6, 2017
— Raphael Harris (@rapharris_) April 6, 2017
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) April 6, 2017
Janssen has borne the brunt of criticism from supporters after struggling to make an impact at Tottenham since his £18million transfer from AZ Alkmaar last summer.
The 22-year-old Holland international has scored just five goals, with four of them coming from the penalty spot.
But there have been recent signs during Harry Kane’s absence with ankle ligament damage that Janssen can still have a big role to play at Tottenham.
Spurs kept their title hopes alive with their sixth consecutive win on Wednesday, although they remain six points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
In other Tottenham news, the London giants have won the race to sign a 32-goal striker who has taken the league by storm.