Spurs legend Lineker hits out at Vincent Janssen: ‘A poor man’s Soldado’

Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen has come under fire from a Spurs legend.

Gary Lineker has taken aim at the flop forward, who came to White Hart Lane last summer for £17m.

Janssen has found the net only once in ten Premier League appearances, while also having 33 shots from open play this season without scoring.

Ex-England forward-turned Match of the Day host Lineker took aim at Janssen, comparing him unfavourably to former Spurs striker Roberto Soldado, who only managed 16 goals in two seasons in North London.

“He’s looking a bit like a poor man’s Soldado at the moment. But you kind of feel for him a little bit,” Lineker told the BBC.

Another former England striker, Alan Shearer, agreed with Lineker’s assessment.

Shearer added: “He’s having a hard time. I said the manager has to take him off [in Tottenham’s FA Cup game against Aston Villa], he has to make a change.

“The manager’s neck is on the line, and he did [take him off] and it was the right decision.”


By Steve Osborne              @BlizzardSteve75

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