Tottenham first teamer ruled out for national side - report
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham forward Vincent Janssen has been ruled out of Holland’s match against Bulgaria on Saturday, according to a report.
Dutch outlet Voetbal claim that the 22-year-old has not travelled with his country for the away clash against Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier.
It is understood that he has remained in Holland after suffering tough flu symptoms and a fever.
The report details that Bas Dost will now spearhead the attack for his country after Janssen’s omission from the squad.
Netherlands face a crucial fixture at the weekend and will be looking to enhance their chances of reaching the World Cup in 2018.
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They will now be without regular forward Janssen, who remains an integral part of his national side despite having a tough season at Spurs.
He has not enjoyed a smooth transition following his summer arrival from his homeland and scored just five goals in 31 appearances for the north London club, with four of them coming from the penalty spot.
Janssen have been limited to mainly substitute appearances this campaign under boss Mauricio Pochettino and would have been desperate for some minutes with Holland.
He managed a remarkable 32 goals in 49 appearances for Dutch side AZ Alkmaar last season and will be desperate to rediscover that form.
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