A definitive ranking of Vincent Janssen’s six greatest goals for Spurs

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Vincent Janssen has departed Tottenham having made a lasting impression on their supporters during his three years in north London.

Spurs fans are unlikely to forget Janssen’s name any time soon, with the striker having been signed from AZ Alkmaar in a £17million move in 2016 (f*cking hell, we forgot it was that much).

In tribute to the Holland international, who has joined Mexican side Monterrey, we’ve ranked his six greatest goals for Tottenham. Admittedly, he only actually scored six goals for Tottenham, which made things easier.

6. Wycombe

Look, we’re going to level with you… four of the six goals Janssen scored were penalties.

To be fair, he was actually quite good at them, but Wycombe Wanderers goalkeeper Jamal Blackman probably should have stopped this one.

5. Gillingham

It took seven games for Janssen to open his account for Spurs, with the striker finally breaking his duck in a 5-0 League Cup victory over Gillingham.

After the game, Mauricio Pochettino tried to praise his new signing, only to deliver something of a backhanded compliment.

“That goal was important for him, to feel the love from the supporters.” he said. “For a striker, always the difficult thing is to create chances, but he has a lot of chances to score today. He was unlucky.”

4. Liverpool

Having the nerve to send the goalkeeper the wrong way at Anfield to get your side back in the game late on deserves to be lauded.

Okay, the goalkeeper was Simon Mignolet and Spurs were still knocked out of the League Cup with a 2-1 defeat, but still…

3. Leicester City

Coming just four days after his penalty against Leicester, this marked the only time Janssen managed to score in back-to-back games for Spurs, and we’re fans of it.

Mainly because he just leathered it straight down the middle and you can see how annoyed Kasper Schmeichel was that he fell for it.

2. Bournemouth

A goal in open play. We repeat: a goal in open play.

This proved to be the only time Janssen achieved such a feat in the Premier League, and it was only fitting that it came in the 92nd minute of a 4-0 win against Bournemouth after he initially failed to score from inside the six-yard box.

Just look how happy it made Poch though. You can’t not enjoy that.

1. Millwall

Janssen’s first from open play for Tottenham, the fifth in a 6-0 victory over Millwall in an FA Cup quarter-final.

We just wish he’d smiled. This was as good as it was going to get. Or maybe that’s why he didn’t smile.

Don’t worry though, Vincent. You’ve achieved more than us sarcastic b*stards are ever going to.


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