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Janssen looking to make impression during Kane absence

Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen says that he’s ready to step in and replace injured top goalscorer Harry Kane.

Kane suffered damage to his ankle ligaments in the 1-0 win over Sunderland on Sunday. Rumors are that he could miss around two months of play. Janssen, 22, was brought in over the summer from AZ Alkmaar for £18.5 million after winning the Golden Boot in the Eredivisie, and he believes he’s ready to replace the Spurs star striker.

“I am ready to play. I feel bad for Harry but if he is fit I want to play with him,” Janssen said.

“He is a very good player. We played some games together and it went very well. He has a lot of qualities – he is one of the best strikers in the world so it is nice to play together with him.

“I can learn a lot from him but at the end I want to play a lot with him. It is nice that he is here.”

Janssen scored his first goal for the club on Wednesday in Tottenham’s 5-0 thrashing of Gillingham in the EFL Cup.

“It is nice to get the first goal but it is not the most important thing,” Janssen said.

“I have enough confidence and, if I hadn’t scored [against Gillingham], for me I was sure I would score in the next game.

“You know that when you come to England there are a lot of players who like to play a more physical game. I like that also so it is not a problem – I just have to adapt.”

Janssen looking to make impression during Kane absence

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