Janssen responds when asked if he will be at Tottenham next season
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham forward Vincent Janssen has revealed he still expects to still be at White Hart Lane next season.
The Daily Mirror claim that Spurs are prepared to sell the 22-year-old in the summer as he has really struggled during his first season in English football.
The report details that the north London club will cut their losses and that he could return to Holland in a deal which could see the take a small financial hit.
However, Janssen was asked by Yahoo Sport after the game against Burnley about his future next season, he said: “Yes I think so. We will see.”
“It doesn’t matter, if you’re on the pitch, how old you are,” Janssen said. “You have to keep going, you have to perform and if you’re 18 or 36 you have to play your games and show [what you can do] on the pitch for Tottenham.
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“I was ready for my chance and I got it this time so I was happy to start. I was ill last week and missed the international break, and I felt bad about it because I really wanted to play those games.”
Janssen insists that he is continuing to fight through a difficult period despite the struggles in front of goal
“I’m not that type of guy who’s going to question myself,” he said. “It was difficult in the beginning of course because it was a new competition and a new team – a top team. I needed some time and I got the time.”
He added: “I’m learning every day, and every minute I get I try to do my best for the team, for the club. That’s what I aim for every day.”
Janssen completed a move to Spurs last summer and was expected to provide competition for star striker Harry Kane, but has found himself as a fringe player under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Holland international has made 32 appearances this season across all competitions, but has completed 90 minutes on just four occasions.
He has chipped in with five goals so far, with four of them coming from the penalty spot.
Janssen was presented with the rare opportunity to lead the line in Spurs’ 2-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday and was unable to get on the scoresheet.
The striker was expected to make a huge impact in England after his impressive form for AZ Alkmaar last season, when he scored 32 goals in 49 appearances across all competitions.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they have been dealt a blow as Chelsea have begun talks for their target.