Tottenham new boy Vincent Janssen admits the step up in quality has been a challenge

Tottenham's Vincent Janssen

The Holland international was a peripheral figure as Spurs lost to Juventus yesterday.

Tottenham's Vincent JanssenTottenham's Vincent Janssen

Tottenham new boy Vincent Janssen has admitted that the step up in quality has been difficult to adjust to, after struggling in his first public appearance for the Lilywhites.

The Dutchman had previously featured in two behind-closed doors friendlies against lower league opposition this summer - scoring his first goal for the club in his second outing - but yesterday’s clash with Juventus proved to be a different kettle of fish.

“For myself it was a difficult game, we pressed them a lot, it didn’t go always well and it was difficult in the first half and it was tough to play against a good team,” said Janssen, in quotes published by the Herald Sun.

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

“The level is much higher but you do everything step by step and for me it was going very fast from second division in Holland and in 14 months you play against Juve, that’s a big difference.”

“I’m getting used to it. I’m settled, everything is okay, I’ve been here for two weeks, training is different, it’s much tougher," he added.

The 22-year old led the line as Spurs lost 2-1 to the Italian champions in Melbourne and he struggled to make any meaningful impact on the game.

Tottenham's Ryan Mason walks onto the pitch before the matchTottenham's Ryan Mason walks onto the pitch before the match

His prospects were hampered by the uninspired performances from Nacer Chadli, Tom Carroll and Heung-Min Son behind him, while full-backs Will Miller and Kieran Trippier failed to deliver anything of quality from wide areas.

Mauricio Pochettino rung the changes at half-time and the introduction of Erik Lamela, Harry Winks and Josh Onomah added more impetus to the Spurs attack.

Erik Lamela scores the first goal for TottenhamErik Lamela scores for Tottenham

Janssen found himself slightly more involved in the second period but failed to ever really threaten the Juve goal before being replaced by Shayon Harrison in the 63rd minute.

Spurs fans will be hoping for much more from their new leading man when Tottenham take on Atletico Madrid on Friday.

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