It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for Spurs since their victory over Manchester City.
In that game, Mauricio Pochettino’s side were all over the apparent champions-elect, and could have scored a lot more than the two goals that did find the back of the net.
Since then, it’s been hard to see where the goals are coming from. It initially looked like the Lilywhites could cope without Harry Kane, but now, Pochettino must be desperate for him to make a full recovery from the ankle injury that’s kept him out for around six weeks.
Spurs failed to score against Bayer Leverkusen or Bournemouth, and only managed one at West Brom. Against Liverpool, they couldn’t score from open play, Vincent Janssen hitting home from the penalty spot.
The Dutchman is coming under huge pressure having scored just two spot-kicks and done little else since his summer arrival from AZ Alkmaar, but he insists his confidence is unwavering.
“I have enough confidence – it doesn’t matter for me where it is or how long I didn’t score. I wanted to score it and that’s what I did,” he told Tottenham‘s official website.
Janssen has been praised for his unselfish play, but it’s only a matter of time before Pochettino’s patience runs out with him.
It will be interesting to see him pair up with Kane, but Spurs can’t afford to have him misfiring for much longer.