Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen reveals how he nearly quit football just three years ago

TOTTENHAM striker Vincent Janssen has revealed how he was on the verge of quitting football just three years ago.

The Dutch striker joined White Hart Lane in a £18.3million deal this summer to provide Harry Kane with competition in attack.


Signed by AZ Alkmaar for a measly £360,000 just a year before his Premier League switch, Janssen went onto finish top scorer of the Dutch league with 27 goals but his career path could have turned out so differently.

The 22-year-old admitted how he nearly quit the game after Feyenoord released him in 2013 before joining second division club Almere City.

Speaking to L'Equipe, he said: "I had to make a decision – carry on with football or do other things.

"When you're playing in the Dutch second division, you cannot make a living like that. I said to myself 'I am going to give everything, I will give it one last try'.

"And I arrived at a great club, with a great coach and I pushed my boundaries."

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Janssen has scored just one goal for Spurs since his transferCredit: Getty Images

The goals have since dried up for Janssen following his switch to England and has only bagged one which came in a Capital One Cup game against League One Gillingham.

But Janssen insists he is not worried as it took him eight games to score his first league goal for Alkmaar.

He added: "I am not worried.

"Last season it was the same. It will come naturally. Once I score my first, the pressure will be released."

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