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Mauricio on Janssen

Posted on 12 July 2016  - 14:30

Mauricio Pochettino describes Vincent Janssen as a ‘perfect fit’ for Spurs.


The striker snapped up from AZ Alkmaar topped the goalscoring charts in Holland’s Eredivisie last season with 27 goals, including 20 in the second half of the campaign.

His performances earned a call into the senior Dutch squad in March and he scored on his first start against England at Wembley - with future team-mates Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Harry Kane all involved for the Three Lions. He also landed the Johan Cruyff Trophy for ‘Talent of the Year’.

“Vincent is still very young and his potential is massive to develop,” said Mauricio of the 22-year-old. “He has a profile that fits perfectly for us.

“He has quality in the box and he’s a striker that likes to fight and work for the team. That is perfect for us.


“We are very happy and excited that he has joined us. His human profile is perfect for the team, we always care about that. In general, he’s a player that fits the team.

“We’re all excited. It’s early in pre-season, just the second week and he will have time to adapt. We wish all the best for him.”