Vincent Janssen can’t score if his life depended on it. His swivel shot was saved, his weird goalline tap in hit the bar, and he got subbed with half an hour left for our main man HARRY!!! As happy as the moment makes us it also brought out a lot of questions over Vincent Jannsen’s future at Spurs. While no spurs fan can say he doesn’t have potential, he is lacking that little bit of magic to get the ball over the line. Almost like dear old Bobby’s second coming. Great lad, great work ethic, No goals.
But here in lies my question, with Son slowly becoming a top goal scorer, do we really need Janssen to score as much. Now let me explain that statement before you get all angry. Son is effectively now the second choice behind Kane, and he has proved to be quite effective at it. As such this makes dear old Vince our third choice. And to have a third choice striker who can hold the ball up and get an assist or put in a penalty is really quite decent. Now he in no way justifies the amount we spent on him but as a 22-year-old, third choice I have to say he would not be the worst player to have.
Selling Janssen for say Andre Gray may seem good, but taking any young player into a new system involves giving them time to settle in. Also one has no idea how they may impact the dressing room and how hard they might be willing to work, especially knowing that they will not start most of the games. Vincent works hard, gets along with everyone and he always seems to be a moment away from exploding with goals. I don’t think we could ask for any more from the lad. So, as long as he isn’t spoiling the dressing room atmosphere I say let the lad keep trying, we have other options to get goals now.
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