Tottenham boss confirms Vincent Janssen lifeline

Mauricio Pochettino manager

The Dutch striker hasn't kicked a ball for Tottenham Hotspur in 18 months.

Vincent Janssen  of Tottenham Hotspur Under 23s

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed to Football London that Vincent Janssen could make his Tottenham Hotspur comeback tomorrow.

Spurs host Brighton & Hove Albion in a Premier League game on Tuesday night.

With Harry Kane out injured and Tottenham having a Champions League semi-final on the horizon next week, fringe personnel like Janssen may come in handy against the Seagulls.

The Dutch striker was named on the bench for Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Manchester City - the first time he has made one of Pochettino's squads since way back in August of 2017.

 

Janssen, who spent last season on loan at Fenerbahce, has been a bit of a flop since joining the North Londoners for £17 million [The Mirror] in the summer of 2016, but Pochettino says that he may make an appearance tomorrow.

Asked if he could play the Netherlands international, the Argentine manager said to Football London: "Maybe, I think [against City] was the first time on the bench as part of the team, We'll see if he has a chance to play a little bit in the future."

Tottenham fans won't be expecting much from Janssen between now and the summer. Then again, they weren't expecting much from Fernando Llorente, who scored the goal which took them into the last four of the Champions League last week.

Nobody is saying that Janssen will suddenly transform into a huge player for Pochettino. The point is, you never know what he could contribute this season, if he plays.

Tottenham Hotspur dutch striker Vincent Janssen (C) is escorted by Turkish police officersupon his arrival at Ataturk International airport in Istanbul, on September 8, 2017.

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