Tottenham Hotspur supporters have been far from happy with Vincent Janssen’s contribution this season, but opinions seemed to change on Wednesday night when his sublime assist helped the team earn a comeback win over Swansea City.
The Dutchman has had very little game time since moving to White Hart Lane from AZ in a £17m deal last summer.
In fact, the 22-year-old has started just 11 games in all competitions and has scored five goals, with only one coming from open play.
Janssen was always going to be in Harry Kane’s shadow when he arrived at White Hart Lane, but he has failed to contend for a regular starting spot.
On Wednesday night, though, he showed glimpses of what he is capable of and his assist for Son Heung-min’s goal is sure to have caught the eye of manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The significance of his involvement was key too, as he came off the bench in the second half and helped Son nab the goal that gave Spurs the lead.
Tottenham were trailing after Wayne Routledge’s 11th-minute goal, and an equaliser came from Dele Alli with two minutes of normal time left on the clock.
During injury time, Janssen flicked a pass through the legs of the defender to find Son, who sent the ball nestling into the back of the net.
Christian Eriksen wrapped up the victory with a goal of his own two minutes later.
After the match, fans were quick to tweet praise for Janssen.
#COYS We looked so much better when Janssen was up top compared to Son! Might not have scored but his link up play was brilliant.
— Ibrahim Banks ???? (@TheShowOff85) April 5, 2017
I can't stop watching the assist…
— Katherine Rupp (@KatherineRupp) April 6, 2017
Vincent Janssen WILL come good. Changed the game tonight #COYS
— Dave Cheevers (@dcheevers89) April 5, 2017
— Geoff Carne/The Hatz (@GeoffCarneUK) April 5, 2017
Changed my mind on janssen
Next season i feel he will kick into gear #coys
— pope peroni (@rudeboyspurs) April 5, 2017
That flick from Janssen to assist Son for the winner????????????#COYS
— ????⚪️Nath????⚪️ (@NathanWyle) April 5, 2017
Vincent Janssen take a bow son as you changed the game tonight. #COYS
— Kishor Patel (@d4ff033e883743d) April 5, 2017
— Stee James (@iMxsty) April 5, 2017
— Dave Ellis ???? (@fullback03) April 5, 2017
Anyone who doubted or still doubts Vincent Janssen, watch that game. He was at the heart of everything we did #COYS
— Alick (@AlickNotAlex) April 5, 2017
— Steve Higgs (@Steviehiggs) April 5, 2017
— Habeeb Hayatz (@HabeebHayatz) April 5, 2017
Glad to see Janssen making a positive impact. Still have hope for the lad #coys
— Jo (@All_About_Jo) April 5, 2017