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Janssen admits 'crazy fast' journey from Almere to Tottenham

Vincent Janssen has shed light on his crazy journey from Almere City to Tottenham Hotspur over the last two years.

The 22-year-old striker was playing his trade for Dutch second-division club Almere until a couple of years before joining AZ Alkmaar.

Janssen moved to the Eredivisie outfit in 2015 and the rest is now history after the 22-year-old managed to score 27 goals in his first season in the top division, which earned him a £17million move to White Hart Lane.

“When you play in the Dutch second division, it's not like you can live off that for your whole life," the Dutch international told the Daily Mail from the club's pre-season tour in Melbourne.

“I said to myself: 'I'm going to invest, I'm going to try it one more time' and I got a really good club, a really good coach and pushed myself.

“It's gone crazy fast. For myself, I always trusted myself. I said I'm going for it and if it doesn't work I can say I did everything.

“It went very well at Almere and I could make my step in two years."

Vyom Chaudhary
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