Vincent Janssen delivers verdict on Tottenham draw v Leicester
By Dominic Toner
Vincent Janssen believes that Tottenham deserved to win against Leicester.
Spurs recorded a 1-1 draw against the reigning Premier League Champions on Saturday at White Hart Lane and remain the only unbeaten side in the division.
Janssen, 22, scored his first Premier League goal of the season from the penalty spot to give the home side the league.
Leicester’s Ahmed Musa then scored an equaliser to earn a point for the Foxes and Spurs’ recent dip in form continued.
The north London club have not won in their last five games across all competitions and struggled after a blistering start.
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Janssen revealed he disappointed with the Leicester result and feels they did enough to win the game.
“Our intention before the game was to win the game and at the end if you have one point then you are disappointed,” Janssen said, as quoted by the club’s website. “Leicester let us play football in our half and then used the counter-attack.
“Okay, they are very good at that and have a lot of qualities on the counter-attack but we were much better and deserved the three points.”
Janssen moved from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in the summer following an impressive season in front of goal, scoring 32 goals in 49 appearances across all competitions.
He has started slowly in Mauricio Pochettino’s side with just three penalty goals coming from his first 15 fixtures for the north London club.
Spurs’ first-choice striker Harry Kane has been absent through injury and Janssen has struggled for goals as his replacement.
In other Tottenham team news, European giants are considering a shock move for the club’s senior figure.