Vincent Janssen’s Spurs career has started as a dream for meme makers. Scoring only penalties, the Dutchman has quickly drawn comparisons to Roberto Soldado. Spurs fans, or those who watch the games properly, are well aware that Janssen has looked far better than his goal return suggests.
Criticism from the media was inevitable, but Janssen is no Mateja Kezman. Well, he’s no Ruud van Nistelrooy either, but the former Eredivisie star has been a decent deputy for Harry Kane.
So, onto tonight. A big game at their adopted midweek Wembley home and Mauricio Pochettino drops his backup no. 9 for Heung-Min Son – who faces his former club. Whether Pochettino feels as though Son will be a better pressing line leader, or just backs the South Korean to finish chances against his ex-employers, its a decision that has send the Twittersphere into raptures.
Watch Bournemouth? Can son lead line & hold ball up? No. Janssen can
— tobywallace (@tobywallace5) November 2, 2016
Son might have the better goal scoring record this season, but at least some are understanding of all the work Janssen does.
Those moaning about Janssen not starting are the people who wanted rid of soldado. Oh, and he's not scored from open play in 15 games #COYS
— Billy (@BillyCawkill) November 2, 2016
Its hard to tell quite what Billy is trying to say here. Is Janssen another Soldado? Are people being hypocritical? Would everything be better if they re-signed Roman Pavlyuchenko?
Absolute joke that Janssen isnt playing
— Kieran Kirschner (@kkirschy23) November 2, 2016
And here’s another who appreciates Janssen’s work.
Fans are split on Janssen, this feels like a debate that could rumble along for years.