Tottenham Hotspur fans received a pleasant surprise from Turkey when news came in from Fenerbahce that their on-loan striker Vincent Janssen has scored on his debut.
The former AZ Alkmaar forward was expected to be a strong support for Harry Kane but he could not live up to the expectation. His first season was in more ways than one, a disaster.
Although critics would point out that strikers coming to England would take time to settle down and that Janssen should get one more year, Mauricio Pochettino decided to do away with him.
The deadline day signing of Fernando Llorente from Swansea City was the final straw and Janssen was pushed further down the pecking order. He completed a season-long loan move to Fenerbahce soon after, in search of first-team football.
There was sympathy for him among the fans as most of them thought Pochettino should have persisted with the young striker. However, Janssen looks to have found his mojo back in Turkey, as he started his Fenerbahce career with a goal on his debut for the club, after just 16 minutes, helping his team to a 4-1 victory.
The 23-year-old striker was a goal machine during his time in Netherlands and although he struggled at the White Hart Lane, there is no doubt about his quality. His struggles during 2016/17 season now look like a thing of the past as he seems to have started his life in Turkey on the right foot.
Fans were surprised too and took to Twitter to express their rainbow of emotions. We picked some of the best emotions for you to read.
— Harringay boy (@barryd92) September 17, 2017
This week Paulinho, Clinton N’Jie and Janssen has scored – Tottenham on the other hand.. #COYS
— Jesper Andersen (@JesperFA11) September 17, 2017
— Scott (@scottiej1972) September 17, 2017
See what happens when players are believed in, fed the ball and given a real chance..njie/janssen…
— VansTHFC (@VansTHFC) September 18, 2017
— Rob (@MrPerfecktion) September 16, 2017
This weekend, our first scoreless Premier League game for nearly 2 years, sees Paulinho and Vincent Janssen score actual real life goals.
— The Tottenham Way (@TheTottenhamWay) September 17, 2017
can't wait for vincent janssen to come back from his loan spell and be the best striker in the premier league
— Neeks (@boolboy42) September 18, 2017
Congratulations fella keep up the good work #COYS
— Arthur Bryant (@artyb82) September 18, 2017