Tottenham flop claims he would still join club if he could go back in time

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham confirmed last week that they had agreed on a deal with Mexican club Monterrey for the transfer of Vincent Janssen (BBC).

The move brings an end to the Dutchman’s Tottenham nightmare which lasted three years. When the Dutch international was signed by the Lilywhites from AZ Alkmaar back in the summer of 2016, great things were expected of him.

He had just finished the season as the Eredivisie’s top scorer and was expected to take the goal-scoring burden off Harry Kane’s shoulders. However, the striker failed to impress in his first season at the club, before being loaned out to Fenerbahce in his second season.

Since that point on, it was always clear that Janssen had no way back to the Tottenham first team.

Despite the disappointment of failing to live up to expectations at Spurs, the 25-year-old has claimed that he would make the move to North London again if he had the chance.

Speaking to Dutch paper Telegraaf, Janssen said “The Tottenham chapter did not go the way we all wanted, but I think I would make the same choice if I had another chance.

“If you play at AZ and there is such a large club that you want, then as a young boy you will be impressed. Apart from the lesser moments, I also learned a lot.”

The striker also insisted that things could have gone differently had he taken some of his chances in his first season with the club.

He added, “In the beginning, I missed opportunities that I sometimes think afterwards: ‘if I had finished them, things could have turned out differently’.

“Anyway, I’m not going to blame myself for that sort of thing. I have always given one hundred per cent.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Despite his poor performances in a Spurs shirt, a section of the Spurs fan base took to Janssen due to the fact that he always gave his all on the pitch. It is a pity that it never worked out for the Dutchman at Spurs. We at Spurs Web would like to wish him the best in his new journey with Monterrey.

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