Tottenham Hotspur fans have done exactly what Mauricio Pochettino didn’t want, by comparing Vincent Janssen to Fernando Llorente.
Llorente was brought on as a late substitute, during Tottenham’s match against West Brom yesterday, but the Spaniard struggled once again.
With Spurs drawing 1-1 with the Baggies, Llorente was unable to provide the spark to unlock Gary Megson’s side’s defence.
Llorente has now gone 15 games without scoring for Spurs since his summer move from Swansea City, and immediate comparisons have been drawn up with Janssen.
Janssen was brought to Spurs in 2016, but offloaded on loan to Fenerbahce last summer, after a terrible first season in English football.
Pochettino spent time in the week suggesting to Football.London how Llorente shouldn’t be compared to the Dutch international, but those comments appear to have fallen on deaf ears.
Tottenham fans simply couldn’t help drawing up comparisons between the goal-shy pair, with Janssen often being touted as the better option.
Llorente has been as ineffectual a signing as Janssen for Spurs. Goal-scoring burden completely on Kane since Alli's production isn't great so far. Also not surprised they are less defensively assured since Toby got injured. They need him back!— Babanla (@biolakazeem) November 26, 2017
Janssen > Llorente— Rory (@RoryHarper1) November 26, 2017
At least Janssen got in the position to miss. Can you remember Llorente missing anything at all?— Jack (@JackMurray2) November 25, 2017
Llorente makes me long for the days of Vincent Janssen— Darren Ward (@dal18101981) November 25, 2017
Janssen > Llorente— Dan (@DanGeorge94) November 25, 2017
Janssen can do better. RT @gloryglorytott: I would sell Llorente in January to a desperate side fighting relegation— Ananda (@annaannda) November 25, 2017
Is Llorente really any better than Janssen? Struggling to see it personally— Animalbreak81 (@Animalbreak81) November 25, 2017
Tottenham’s draw with West Brom has left them 10 points behind league leaders Manchester City in the Premier League table, with Pochettino admitting that his side's title hopes are over.