Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to react after forgotten man Vincent Janssen made his first Spurs appearance since August 2017, with the 24-year-old taking to the field for the club’s Under-23 fixture against Liverpool.
The Dutch international lasted just 45 minutes against the Reds as he was withdrawn at half-time following a serious injury which required him to go under the knife, although not much was to be expected of him as he continues to rebuild his fitness.
Janssen has scored just two Premier League goals since arriving in a £17m deal from AZ Alkmaar back in 2016, and he wasn’t even issued with a squad number before the start of the current campaign.
However, with Harry Kane’s back-up, Fernando Llorente, subject of interest from his former club Athletic Bilbao, there may still be a place for Janssen in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
Let’s take a look at how Spurs fans reacted to the striker’s return…
Bit blurry because he's that fast but Vincent Janssen is still alive and here he is in the current Spurs training gear to prove it. He starts tonight for the U23s at Stevenage against Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/nUQnKLRuIp
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) January 7, 2019
I want him to do well. Need a resurrection like Sissoko’s.
— ?????? (@biplavadhikari_) January 7, 2019
His touch and hold up play with back to goal was always decent, just looked a yard short of pace, sooner him than Llorente tho!
— Mike stevens (@logsky) January 7, 2019
I’d really like to see him turn things around. And get close to 1st team. No idea how. But he’s just a player I like. So hope he gets another chance.
— Grant Osborn ? (@Gosbo68) January 7, 2019
Yes get him back involved we need all the numbers we can get, plus he’s a goal scorer
— JP1 (@jackpowell313) January 7, 2019
I’d love to see him really come to life at Spurs. Everyone loves an under dog don’t they?
— The Dorset Spur (@Ffil_Macraken) January 7, 2019
It would be great for him and for us to get him back to the squad… especially when Son is out for the Asian games, Llorente might leave…
— Honza G (@gety1882) January 7, 2019