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Tottenham defender Vertonghen: Janssen is Premier League class

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is adamant Vincent Janssen is Premier League class.

Janssen has still to score in open play in the Premier League for Spurs following his £18million move from AZ Alkmaar last summer, and has only five goals in all competitions. In 2015-16, he was top scorer in the Dutch top flight with 27.

But Vertonghen said: “You get a lot more space. Every team in Holland wants to attack and they don't really think about defending.

“That's the philosophy - just play 4-3-3 and play good football in possession, and don't think too much about defending. That's why I think strikers get so many chances and goals in Holland, and obviously it's different here.

“Can he succeed in the Premier League? Definitely, yes. I am convinced of it."

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