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Miss of the SEASON? Spurs flop Vincent Janssen misses open-goal howler for Mexican side Monterrey

Published on: 17 April 2021

Tottenham fans were never likely to miss Vincent Janssen, but seeing the Dutchman's astonishing open-goal clanger for Monterrey will bring back sour memories.

In the 74th minute of the Mexican side's CONCACAF Champions League last-16 clash with Atletico Pantoja, Janssen had already scored to put his side 5-1 up on aggregate.

Then came an un-missable chance to make it 3-1 on the night. A low cross came in which beat the diving keeper, leaving Janssen unmarked inside the six-yard-box. It was almost too easy.

The Dutchman watched it onto his boot but the ball made contact with his heel, bouncing agonisingly wide. The striker lunged after the ball but it was far too late, and his team-mates were left stunned.

The clanger shoots into position as a front-runner for miss of the season, and another moment Janssen will wish to forget.

The forward bounced-back to set up the final goal of the night, with Jesus Gallardo scoring to send the Liga MX side through.

Janssen's disastrous Premier League move saw him go down as one of Spurs' worst ever transfers, scoring just twice in the top-flight.

The £18m signing managed 27 appearances in his debut season as Mauricio Pochettino was left without star man Harry Kane for long periods of the campaign, but the Dutchman never looked like seizing his golden opportunity.

In Mexico he's yet to re-find the stunning form which bagged him 27 goals in 34 games for AZ Alkmaar in the 2015-16 Dutch season, with six in 21 this season.


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