Tottenham new boy Vincent Janssen shares thoughts on being compared to Ruud van Nistelrooy

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for Netherlands

Spurs fans will hope their new striker can match the exploits of his compatriot.

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for NetherlandsVincent Janssen scores for Netherlands

Tottenham new boy Vincent Janssen has shared his thoughts on being compared to fellow Dutchman Ruud Van Nistelrooy, in an interview with the Guardian.

The 22-year old was announced as a Spurs player yesterday - joining on a four-year deal for around £17 million, according to BBC Sport – and if he can achieve anything close to what the Manchester United legend managed in the Premier League, the Lilywhites will be in good shape.

Picture Supplied by Action Images *** Local Caption *** 2006-07-27T181113Z_01_SIN38_RTRIDSP_3_SPORT-SOCCER-VAN-NISTELROOY.jpgRuud van Nistelrooy

“He’s from the town of Oss, just like me,” said Janssen. “Well, I understand that comparison, although clearly I’m not at the same level as he was at his best, of course.

“He was also not super-technical but tremendously focused and driven. I’m going to do everything for a career like he had. Even if I have to put my hand into fire.’

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

Van Nistelrooy established himself as one of the greatest poachers ever seen in England, scoring 150 times in his 219 appearances for the Red Devils, and Janssen’s ambition should be encouraging for Spurs fans.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

The new arrival has been saying all the right things in recent weeks and seems to have just the type of attitude needed to thrive under the notoriously demanding Mauricio Pochettino.

The Spurs boss even went as far as to call Janssen the ‘perfect fit’ for the club, in quotes published on the club's official website, and he will need to put the work in if he is to compete for a starting spot with Harry Kane.

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