Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen has confirmed in an interview with Turkish media outlet Fanatik that he rejected moves to Premier League duo Brighton and Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion during the summer to join Fenerbahce on loan, and Spurs fans aren’t impressed with his mentality.
Janssen told Fanatik: “I could have joined West Brom or Brighton, but what would have happened had I joined one of them? I do not want to think about it”.
The Netherlands international was told he could leave the north London outfit by manager Mauricio Pochettino following a difficult debut campaign, but he obviously decided that he didn’t want to stay in the English top flight and prove himself.
Tottenham supporters were quick to have their say on the 23-year-old’s latest quotes via social media, and while some said he has a “weak mentality”, others believe “he’s a bottler”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Taken the easy route out by joining an inferior league. Weak mentality. I hope he smashes in a ton of goals in Turkey and we recoup our cash
— Daniel Rogers (@danrogers77) September 28, 2017
Loves to miss an opportunity
— Albert Branston (@AlbertBranston) September 28, 2017
— Jack (@DembeleEdition) September 28, 2017
Missed a chance to get premier league experience! He'll come back and struggle again
— Tim Barker (@timbarker1988) September 28, 2017
He might think Turkey is the still the big time, but banging them in to prove a point in the best league in the world would have been wiser.
— Over Land & Sea (@THFC_OLAS) September 28, 2017
you would have been caught out as being a fraud. can't score in the Prem so joined a mickey mouse league to prove himself… OK vince
— KJ⭐️ (@KevinHud77) September 28, 2017
It means he’s a bottler.
— Andrew Elliott (@Acelliott79) September 28, 2017