Vincent Janssen flopped big time at Tottenham Hotspur.
Vincent Janssen has told De Telegraaf that he would join Tottenham Hotspur all over again, despite flopping in North London.
The Dutchman left Tottenham on a permanent basis to sign for Mexican side CF Monterrey earlier this month.
Spurs spent £17 million [The Mirror] on signing the former AZ Alkmaar hitman in 2016, but Janssen managed only two Premier League goals in 31 appearances during a disastrous debut season – one of which was a penalty.
Despite being one of Mauricio Pochettino’s worst signings at the Lilywhites, the 25-year-old insists that he would still join the Premier League giants from AZ.
“The Tottenham chapter did not go the way we all wanted, but I think I would make the same choice if I had another chance,” he told De Telegraaf.
“If you play at AZ and there is such a large club that you want, then you will be impressed as a young boy. Then say ‘no’. And apart from the lesser moments I have it too learned a lot, both inside and outside the lines.”
The fact that Janssen has gone to Mexico sort of sums up his decline over recent years.
He has 17 caps for the Netherlands under his belt, indicating he was a talented goalscorer at one point, but things have gone very badly and a failed stint at Fenerbahce during the 2017-18 campaign didn’t help matters, nor did the injury which kept him out until December of last season, or the fact he only really played Under-23 games under Pochettino during the second half of the campaign.
You couldn’t blame him if he hated everything about his stint at Tottenham but, to his credit, he seems philosophical about the whole thing.