Janssen wants more time at Tottenham

Vincent Janssen says he wants more time to prove he can be a success at Tottenham.

Speaking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the Netherlands striker insisted he is determined to make an impact at White Hart Lane.

Janssen has shown glimpses of his ability since an £18.6m move from AZ Alkmaar in the summer, when he signed a four-year contract at Spurs.

But he has so far been unable to hold down a first-team place and has scored just four goals – all of them penalties – in 27 appearances.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino said last week that the 22-year-old has to “show more” in training.

And Pochettino decided against giving him an outing in Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Fulham at Craven Cottage, where Janssen was an unused substitute and Harry Kane scored a hat-trick after being named in a strong Tottenham line-up.

“I have given myself at least a year to succeed and it’s not over yet,” Janssen said.

“I’m still young and, before I came here, I had played at the highest level for only a year. I will fight with everything that is in me, then we see.

“In training I feel I’m getting better, but match practice is the only thing I do not have at this time.

“I try to compensate by giving all in training. I do what I can.”




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