Former Netherlands international Willem van Hanegem has questioned the performance of Tottenham Hotspur forward Vincent Janssen following his country’s win over Belarus on Friday. Janssen scored a stunning long range effort, but Van Hanegem thinks the striker was for playing for himself.
Writing in AD.nl with regards to the country’s vital victory ,the former Feyenoord midfielder said he realises Janssen’s goal was good, but he thinks the Tottenham star was looking for his own success against Belarus.
Van Hanegem believes at one stage of the game it was annoying to see how selfish Janssen was being, and has urged him to go back to being a team player because this is why he’s in Danny Blind’s plans.
“He was specifically looking for his own success because he does not play and therefore does not score at Tottenham Hotspur. Which I thought was at one point was even annoying. I think he’s better when he plays less for himself. The very fact that he is a team player, makes him usable for Oranje,” said the Holland 1970’s legend.
Janssen signed for Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, and even though his displays have been good for the team he’s struggled for goals. The 22-year-old has just one goal to his name since arriving in England, but his effort against Belarus should give him confidence for the weekend.
Given the pressure Janssen has been under recently, and how questions over even Netherlands place have been popular in the Dutch media, he can surely be forgiven for being a little more selfish than usual.