Whatever has happened between Vincent Janssen and Mauricio Pochettino has hindered the Dutch striker’s career. However, with the ongoing injury crisis in the Tottenham squad, Janssen has had to be called upon to fill in and he took his place on the bench at The Etihad, even he failed to get on during the Premier League clash.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 20, 2019
It was a strange lineup that Pochettino started with as he trusted an attacking foursome of Lucas Moura, Heung-Min Son, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli to get the job done leaving his only two fit recognised strikers, Fernando Llorente and Janssen, on the bench. It was a move that saw the Lilywhites create plenty of chances on a day where they should have been a lot more clinical in their 1-0 loss.
It was a tough loss to take for the travelling supporters, and they can’t moan that Poch didn’t go for it either as he did bring Llorente off the bench for the last 15 or so minutes. Unfortunately, Janssen stayed on the bench and wasn’t given a go, yet come Tuesday against Brighton it would be no surprise to see the ex-AZ Alkmaar man thrown into action, especially if Llorente proves ineffective.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on Janssen’s return here:
JANSSEN ON THE BENCH AHHHHHHH
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) April 20, 2019
JANSSEN HES RESURRECTED ON EASTER
— MJ (@THFC_MJD) April 20, 2019
JANSSEN 90TH MINUTE WINNER INBOUND
— Bazza (@WhiteHartDane) 20 April 2019
Risen from the dead. An Easter miracle! pic.twitter.com/AmuchpeNXo
— COYS NEWS (@Coys_News) 20 April 2019
Janssen, he’s alive!!!
— The Spurs Web (@thespursweb) 20 April 2019
Janssen returning to end City’s title hopes >>>>>
— Dean Van Nguyen (@deanvannguyen) April 20, 2019
I pray janssen comes on
— Harry (@Lamela_ftbl) April 20, 2019
The Lilywhites absolutely love the idea of Janssen returning and will hope that the Dutchman has some kind of involvement between now and the end of the season.
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