Tony Cascarino delivers blunt verdict on Tottenham signing
The Chelsea legend isn't surprised by Vincent Janssen's struggles at Tottenham Hotspur this season
Tony Cascarino says Tottenham Hotspur signing Vincent Janssen doesn’t have the necessary quality to be a success in the Premier League.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino persisted with the Netherlands international in his starting line-up for the visit of West Ham United in the English top flight on Saturday evening.
However, Janssen struggled to have an impact on the London derby and his replacement Son Heung-min managed to inspire Tottenham to a 3-2 comeback win over the Hammers.
The Dutch centre-forward is still waiting to score from open play in a Tottenham shirt after netting three goals from the penalty spot in all competitions this term.
Janssen finished as the Eredivisie’s leading goal-scorer last season after the former AZ Alkmaar star’s return of 27 goals in 33 appearances in the Dutch top-flight.
Former Chelsea star Cascarino isn’t surprised to see Janssen struggling in the Premier League given his dim view of the standard of strikers in the Netherlands.
“I’ve seen quite a lot of Dutch football in recent years, and without being super critical and generalising, there are a lot of bad strikers in Holland,” Cascarino told The Game podcast.
“You’re judging from a very poor league. Janssen holds the ball up, he does all the typical things we say strikers do well like lead the lines well, but he doesn’t look anywhere near the necessary quality.”
Tottenham will make the trip to Chelsea on Saturday evening.