Vincent Janssen speaks of excitement to play in the Champions League with Tottenham

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for Netherlands

The Dutchman was confirmed as a Spurs player earlier today.

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spotVincent Janssen scores for the Netherlands from the penalty spot

Vincent Janssen has spoken of his excitement to play in the Champions League with Spurs, in an interview on the club’s official website.

The Dutchman was confirmed as a Tottenham player earlier today and joins on a four-year deal for a fee of around £17 million, as reported by BBC Sport.

Vincent Janssen celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal for NetherlandsVincent Janssen celebrates with team mates after scoring for Netherlands

The Lilywhites finished third last season, meaning direct entry into the Champions League group stages, and their new signing is eager to get going.

“It’s very exciting because it was always a dream for me to play in the Champions League and now it’s coming very close for me so I’m happy, it’s brilliant to play there,” said the 22-year old.

“It’s perfect. When I was a little kid I would watch every Champions League game and get excited about it and now I get the chance to play in it for myself.”

Tottenham's Harry Kane applauds fans after the gameTottenham's Harry Kane applauds fans after the game

Janssen’s signing means that Spurs now have the second striker fans have been craving for some time and it will be interesting to see what type of role he plays in the coming season.

Mauricio Pochettino typically operates with one striker and so Janssen will need to usurp Harry Kane or force a change in the system if he is to start regularly.

Netherlands' Vincent Janssen in action with England's John StonesNetherlands' Vincent Janssen in action with England's John Stones

That being said, Spurs will have a packed schedule once again so game time shouldn’t be too hard to come by for either striker.

Spurs have worked quickly this summer and have already addressed the two key deficiencies of their squad with the signings of Janssen and Victor Wanyama, meaning anything from here on out is a bonus.

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