From Zero to Hero Dutch Star excels at Fenerbahce

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham’s Vincent Janssen believes he has found his “salvation” in the Turkish capital.

Last season was emphatically seen as a failure for the young Dutchman. He arrived at White Hart Lane with plenty of expectation after his goal-scoring exploits in the Eredivisie, but could only manage a paltry 2 premier league goals for us.

He struggled to challenge Harry Kane for his place or indeed a place alongside him.

Last month saw Janssen join the “Yellow Nightingales” on a season long loan and he has displayed the kind of form that convinced the Tottenham board to splash out £18m to get their man.

Saturday’s fiery Istanbul Derby saw the much maligned forward win his side two penalties, calmly dispatching the second one himself.

The 23 year old says he has no regrets about his loan move away from Spurs: “My transfer to Fenerbahce has been a kind of salvation” said Janssen.

“If you get this opportunity you are grateful to the people who gave it to you. It’s nice to get minutes here & you’ll take that chance with both hands”

He added “I really enjoyed my first Istanbul derby, The atmosphere was fantastic with the passion of the supporters.

Janssen has now got two goals and two assists in the first three games of his Turkish adventure.

What now for the the young Dutchman? Will he continue to score regularly in the Süper Lig and thus see his future away from Tottenham.

Time will certainly tell for the former Az Alkmaar man.


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