Vincent Janssen hasn’t had the rub of the green at Tottenham and it looks like that’s set to continue as he’s had his number nine shirt stripped from him and hasn’t had a picture in the new kit taken for the Tottenham website. A lot of fans have been left a bit surprised by this, especially seeing as they can’t think of anything that the Dutchman has done wrong.
This is *savage*. pic.twitter.com/zUok4DR7MC
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) August 14, 2018
Janssen is one of those that a lot of Tottenham fans would love to see come good in North London, however, it seems he simply won’t be getting the chance to do that now that he’s had his number nine shirt taken from him and after he wasn’t even given a place on the bench on Saturday’s trip to Newcastle. A lot of fans thought he’d be heading back off on-loan to Fenerbahce but even that move looks unlikely now.
In his first season at the club, the final year that Spurs had at White Hart Lane, the Dutch forward only managed to score two goals and register two assists in 28 Premier League appearances. Confidence seemed to desert the striker as he slumped from setback to setback before the season ended and he was shipped out on-loan to Turkey. Even then, luck was against Janssen and he could only manage five goals in 19 games after missing a lot of the season with an ankle fracture.
You can read the Lillywhites’ thoughts on their clubs treatment of Janssen here:
forget the number they didn't even update his photo. That's last year's jersey.
— Skipjack (@Skipjack0079) August 14, 2018
This is no way to treat a professional. Give him a number, give him an opportunity.
— TheSportsDean (@TheSportsDean) August 14, 2018
Oh boy, that’s quite the vote of confidence
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) August 14, 2018
Has he acted in some awful way to deserve this treatment? seems a bit much
— cal (@calhutchings26) August 14, 2018
Cold blooded man
— HypeMort (@HypeMort) August 14, 2018
yea! Poch said that all 25 players were starting with a clean slate…so I wonder how Janssen is being frozen out
— Thad Collins (@ThadCollins) August 14, 2018
as i knew, he didn't do something awful like townsend or bentaleb did.
— Sam schulz (@senopatiDM) August 14, 2018
Just from the above tweets, you can see that the fans don’t believe Janssen deserves the treatment he’s getting and would like to see him given more of a chance.