Tottenham fans have developed a deep affection for Vincent Janssen. It’s probably got something to do with the underdog mentality that follows the Dutchman seeing as he’s finally made his way back to the side after 20 months of being rejected by Mauricio Pochettino, and the fans were livid he didn’t start the game against West Ham yesterday.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 27, 2019
Instead of Janssen, the Lilywhites watched on as Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son were given a start up front, and considering Son is suspended for Ajax on Tuesday his inclusion is understandable. However, with Janssen not in Tottenham’s UEFA submitted squad for European matches, it would have made a lot of sense for Pochettino to rest Lucas and give the Dutchman his first start in over two years.
Instead, Janssen was on the bench and only got a mere 13 minutes of action. In those minutes he very nearly found the net, but his header in the dying seconds of the game was cleared off the line by Fabian Balbuena. Surely now, though, the Dutchman has done enough to prove to Pochettino that he can be relied upon in the Premier League whilst the other stars try and do the business in Europe.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on Janssen’s starting snub here:
JANSEEN NOT STARTING? YOU SOLD US A DREAM
— Ryan (@ryangoIdy8) 27 April 2019
Noooo janssen 🙁
— Cole Largier (@cole_largier) April 27, 2019
hope janssen gets a chance
— Ari Purnama (@aripurnamski) April 27, 2019
No Janssen in the starting 11, abandon the game
— Anthony (@Plesmer_) April 27, 2019
Looking line up.Would of liked 2 see Janssen up top from the start.COYS
— DANNY JACOB$ (@DannyDred34) 27 April 2019
Where’s my Vincent
— THFC (@RealDGGHD) 27 April 2019
No Vincent! Why?
— Owen Crocker (@OwenCrocker3) April 27, 2019
The Lilywhites want nothing more than to see Janssen given his chance, and it will cause even more frustration for the fans if the Dutchman is again snubbed next weekend against Bournemouth.
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