Mauricio Pochettino provides update on Vincent Janssen’s future at Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino spoke to the press on Saturday ahead of tomorrow night’s Premier League match against Brighton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Spurs boss was asked about the future of Vincent Janssen and whether he has the possibility to play again this season.

The Dutchman was surprisingly named among the substitutes for Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad, but did not make it onto the pitch.

Pochettino brought Janssen back into his 25-man squad in February, despite the striker not having played for Spurs since August 2017.

Having not been listed in the club’s Premier League squad in the first half of the season, and being forced to train with the under-23s, he was expected to leave in the January transfer window but a move failed to materialise.

Janssen joined Spurs from AZ Alkmaar in July 2016 for £17million on a four year deal (BBC) but has failed to make an impact at the club with Pochettino somewhat sitting on the fence on whether he could feature before the season comes to an end.

Pochettino told Football.London when asked if there is a chance for the forward to play: “Maybe, I think [against City] was the first time on the bench as part of the team, We’ll see if he has a chance to play a little bit in the future.”

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