Alan Shearer: This is how new Tottenham signing can help Harry Kane
Alan Shearer runs the rule over new Tottenham signing Vincent Janssen
Alan Shearer says Vincent Janssen helped ease the workload on Harry Kane during Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday evening.
The Lilywhites were trailing 1-0 after just three minutes following England midfielder Ross Barkley’s goal on Merseyside on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Janssen made his Tottenham debut in the second half after the Netherlands international completed a £19m move from Eredivisie outfit AZ Alkmaar last month.
And the Dutch striker contributed to the north London side’s cause as Erik Lamela levelled for the visitors in a stalemate with the Toffees.
Former England and Newcastle United striker Shearer was impressed with Janssen’s impact from the substitute’s bench at Goodison Park.
“He brought on Janssen to give Tottenham a little bit of help [up front]. Harry Kane was anonymous,” Shearer said on Saturday’s Match of the Day.
“For the first time, they started asking questions of Everton’s back five.”
Shearer added: “Janssen took pressure of Kane, who wasn’t fighting five defenders like he was in the first half.”
Tottenham finished in third place in the Premier League table last season after an impressive second campaign under their Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino.
The north London side will host their rivals Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane in the Premier League next Saturday.
The Lilywhites secured their return to the Champions League last season.