Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Janssen display for Holland
By Tony Hughes
Vincent Janssen failed to get on the scoresheet for Holland against France on Monday night – and there was a mixed reaction to his display from Tottenham fans on Twitter.
The Spurs summer signing scored a stunning goal for his country during their 4-1 victory against Belarus on Friday.
But Janssen was unable to repeat the feat against more testing opposition and drew a blank in the Amsterdam Arena as Holland lost 1-0 to the Euro 2016 runners-up in their latest World Cup qualifier.
The 22-year-old striker played the full 90 minutes of his team’s defeat and led the line reasonably well against a defence led by Arsenal’s in-form Laurent Koscielny.
Janssen was unfortunate that his appeal for a first-half penalty was rejected but otherwise Holland carved out few chances against the disciplined visitors.
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Some Spurs fans claim the forward, whose only goal in 10 appearances for his new club was a penalty against League One Gillingham, had little service but showed few signs of ending his slump.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Janssen has had absolutely zero service but think hes had a good match
— Dave (@Spurs_opinion) October 10, 2016
de Jong -Irregular
Janssen -Pure class, amazing footballer. Few can understand his talent.
— Daniel. (@Tottenham_twd) October 10, 2016
— ⭐️Benny Blanco? (@Jabz_DaLastKing) October 10, 2016
Not going to lie that was pretty disappointing from Janssen and Sissoko. Save yourselves for Saturday lads…
— Ben Franks (@benfranksthfc) October 10, 2016
Janssen did well to be fair to him
— Danny (@shailmehta23) October 10, 2016
Dutch were poor and sadly Janssen looked bang average. Just doesn’t look quick enough for me. Prove me wrong Vincent!!
— Stag-nificent (@stag_tastic) October 10, 2016
The forward was signed for £18million from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar to provide competition for first-choice Spurs spearhead Harry Kane.
An ankle injury to Kane paved the way for Janssen to have a regular run in the team but he had only mixed success in three consecutive starts and manager Mauricio Pochettino selected Heung-Min Son as the spearhead in last Sunday’s 2-0 win over Manchester City.
Janssen, who netted 32 times in just 49 appearances for his former club AZ last season, remains a regular starter for Holland.
In other Tottenham news, Harry Redknapp has delivered his verdict following the win against Manchester City.