Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen has insisted that he isn’t the one to give up fighting for a place in the playing XI and says that he hasn’t even completed one year in England yet.
Janssen arrived at White Hart Lane this summer with a lot of expectations on his shoulder. However, he has failed to live up to the hype and has notched up just 6 goals and 4 assists this season.
“There have been a lot of rumours about me leaving but I have not been at the club for a year yet. When I joined I signed a long contract and I am happy here. Of course I am disappointed with my number of goals but I am not a quitter. I like the club — my team-mates, the staff, the fans, the training, everything — and we are doing well, so why would I leave?”
Janssen scored 27 goals in 34 games in the Dutch league last season to win the ‘Golden Clog’. But he has not found goals as easy to come by for Spurs. He has netted just twice in 24 Premier League appearances, with his other four goals coming in the FA Cup and EFL Cup. The 22-year old added:
“I have not scored as many goals as I wanted to but I know I have improved as a player and I am a better player now than I was last season. I like it here, I really enjoy it. I think it’s been a good season for me. I know people will see my number of goals and maybe joke at that. But this is my first season in a new country at a new club and I have learnt so much.”
“People think because I am from Holland and we all speak English there would not be any problems. But everything in England is still new to me. I don’t see my family or friends. The club have been brilliant with me and done everything possible to try to help me settle in. You learn always and I have learnt so much this season. I am always confident and I believe I will score more goals next season.”