Tottenham forward Vincent Janssen is benefitting from managerial double-standards, and it’s one of a number of things causing annoyance around the Netherlands set-up, report De Telegraaf on Friday.
Janssen has struggled during his first season with Tottenham, and Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t really relied on the player so long as there were other options available. The Dutch striker isn’t exactly making Pochettino’s life hard and whilst there’s been plenty of work-rate, the final product has been missing from Janssen more often than not.
Netherlands manager Danny Blind has said repeatedly that he expects players to be first choice regularly for their clubs if they want to be part of his squad, but this isn’t being applied consistently.
Janssen is one of a few players who seem to be favourites for the manager, and so the rule hasn’t been applied to him yet.
Should Blind change and be consistent in his approach then it may lead Janssen to question his Tottenham future and look for a move somewhere he could enjoy more prominence.
As it stands, that hasn’t been the case and Janssen’s Netherlands teammates will remain annoyed at the double-standards enjoyed by certain members of the squad.