Kevin Wimmer comments on the strengths of Tottenham new boy Vincent Janssen

Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer reacts

The Spurs defender has been getting up close and personal with the Dutchman in training.

Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer reactsTottenham's Kevin Wimmer reacts

Kevin Wimmer has lauded the qualities of Vincent Janssen and backed him to succeed at Spurs, despite being on the receiving end of an elbow in training.

The Austrian defender was seen sporting a black eye in Tottenham’s recent charity initiatives in Melbourne and he has revealed it was Janssen who dished out the damage.

“It happened in training last week,” said Wimmer, in quotes published by the Daily Mail. “He got his elbow in - a little accident.

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

“He's very physical. He always moves his body very well and he's a strong player and I think he'll be a very good player for us. I first saw him before the Euros when Austria played Holland.

“In that game, I thought he's a very strong player - he convinced me he was very strong. He also shoots very well. I think he'll be a very good man for us and he'll help us a lot for sure,” he added.

Spurs fans didn’t get the chance to see much of their summer signing’s strength on display against Juventus on Tuesday, as he cut a lonely figure up front.

Tottenham's Vincent JanssenTottenham's Vincent Janssen

Mauricio Pochettino’s men struggled to find their rhythm in the first-half and the likes of Nacer Chadli, Tom Carroll and Heung-Min Son provided little for Janssen to feed off.

A change of personnel in the second half saw the Dutchman become more involved in play and he will hope to build on that when the Lilywhites face Atletico Madrid later this morning.

Crystal Palace's Emmanuel Adebayor in action with Tottenham's Kevin WimmerCrystal Palace's Emmanuel Adebayor in action with Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer

Wimmer is likely to return to the starting line-up and bring some much needed experience to central defence, after Dominic Ball and Cameron Carter-Vickers struggled on their senior debuts.

The Austrian international was a revelation for Spurs last season, seamlessly filling the void left by Jan Vertonghen’s injury and proving that he has the ability to be more than just a back-up option for Spurs next season.

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