I wanted that penalty - Vincent
22 September 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
There was no denying Vincent Janssen his first Spurs goal as we took control against Gillingham in the EFL Cup.
The Dutch striker had come close on a couple of occasions but once Kieran Trippier had been upended in the box by Deji Oshilaja, there was only one player taking the penalty.
It was pointed out to Vincent that he dived on the ball one referee David Coote pointed to the spot. “True!” he said with a smile from ear to ear. “I wanted to take it. I had a conversation with Chris (Eriksen) and he said I could take it and I was confident that I would score.
“It’s always nice to score your first goal for this amazing Club, I’m happy I managed to do that and it felt very, very good.”
Below: Vincent, Josh Winks and Harry Winks speak to Spurs TV
Vincent’s spot-kick to make it 3-0 after Christian’s double either side of half-time put us firmly in charge of the third round tie.
Josh Onomah weighed in with his first goal and Erik Lamela drilled home the fifth on a night of firsts - as well as Josh and Vincent’s first goals, a first start for Harry Winks and debuts for Cameron Carter-Vickers, Marcus Edwards and Anton Walkes - all products of the Academy - and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou.
“Everyone played well, we controlled it from the beginning until the end, scored five goals and had chances to score more but the most important thing is that we played well and won,” added Vincent, who had 25,000 Spurs fans willing him to score that first goal.
“I could feel the support from the fans and I have to thank them, they were very good for me, they were amazing.”