Vincent Janssen has said he is not giving up at Tottenham after a miserable start to life at White Hart Lane, saying he is giving himself a year to prove himself.
“I have given myself 12 months to succeed in the Premier League with Tottenham and those 12 months are not over yet,” he told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
“The level is really high here. Up until last week we were second in the league. Don’t forget I had only played one season at the highest level in Holland when Spurs bought me from AZ Alkmaar.
“In a short period of time I have made some big steps forward in my career. I’m not going to throw the towel in just because things are not going great for the first time in my career. I am jumping to put the Spurs shirt on, but I will have to prove to the coach that I deserve to play.”
Spurs were not interested in selling the forward last month and Janssen himself says he did not want to move on so soon either.
“At one point I was asked if I was open to another club but that has never been an option for me,” he said.
“I’m only here for half a year and can still develop well myself. “I agree with [Liverpool’s] Gini Wijnaldium; It’s a very different intensity here. You feel that it is physically stronger. They are all great players and the level is very high.”