Vincent Janssen will be sharing the load in attack with Harry Kane this season as Tottenham Hotspur continue their attempt at winning the Premier League this season. Harry Kane didn’t quite live to expectations at the Euro 2016 in France, but will continue his show in the heart of the attack this season. However, Janssen will be helping out a lot this season.
The impression was created from the first game of the season when Tottenham were forced to a 1-1 draw against Everton. The 22-year old was impressive for the Spurs after replacing Eric Dier in the 56th minute in the game played at Goodison Park.
Janssen joined the club with high expectations after scoring 27 goals in 34 games for his former club AZ Alkmaar in the last campaign. When he joined, coach Mauricio Pochettino asked Kane to drop deeper to allow Janssen lead the attacking front where he made instant impact. Janssen was impressive during the pre season game for Spurs, and it earned him the praise of the coach.
“I am open [minded] but this season we have a lot of competitions, including the Champions League, and a lot of games and maybe they can play together or play Vincent or Harry. That is my decision always before every game. It’s nice to have two solid options – it feels like I’m going into a casino and I’ve got two certain winners in my back pocket, just waiting to be played.”
Kane featured in 50 games for Spurs last season but featured in just one in the pre season where he scored twice in the 6-1 friendly win over Inter Milan. With the addition of the former Alkmaar striker, there are reports that Kane could play lesser game, but the coach addressed the issue. Pochettino said: “No, he needs to be ready for every game and then it is my decision whether he plays or not.”
Spurs started their campaign on a slow note as they were dull in the first half and only came alive when Erik Lamela equalized after a Ross Barkley goal.