Miss of the SEASON? The flop of the spurs Vincent Janssen misses an open-goal roar for Mexican Monterrey
Is this the miss of the season? The Flop of the Spurs Vincent Janssen somehow fails to tap the ball into an empty net from just a few yards in front of Mexican side Monterrey … but he was on the scoresheet earlier!
- Vincent Janssen helped his Monterrey team to a 3-1 victory over Pantoja on Friday
- His miss in the 74th minute, however, was the most striking moment of the game
- The Dutchman squared the ball two meters in front of the goal, with the goalkeeper missing
- Janssen somehow fumbled and put the ball wide in an unbeatable roar
Tottenham fans will probably never miss Vincent Janssen, but seeing the Dutchman’s astonishing open goal 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 in the aggregate.
Then came an unmissable chance to make it 3-1 at night. There was a low cross that defeated the diving goalkeeper, leaving Janssen unmarked in the six-yard box. It was almost too easy.
Vincent Janssen missed an open-goal roar for Monterrey against Atletico Pantoja on Friday
There was a low cross that defeated the goalkeeper, but the striker somehow hit him with his heel
The Dutchman’s teammates could hardly believe the miss from barely two meters away
The Dutchman looked at it on his boot, but the ball made contact with his heel and bounced excruciatingly wide. The attacker ran after the ball, but it was far too late and his teammates were left stunned.
The clanger shoots into position as the leader for miss of the season, and Janssen will want to forget one more moment.
The forward bounced back to set the final goal of the evening, with Jesus Gallardo scoring to send the Liga MX through.
Jansson scored the Mexican side’s second night before recovering to assist the third
Janssen’s disastrous action in the Premier League saw him go down as one of Spurs’ worst transfers ever, scoring only twice in the top flight.
The £ 18 million signing saw 27 appearances in his debut season when Mauricio Pochettino was without star man Harry Kane for long periods of the campaign, but the Dutchman never looked forward to seizing his golden opportunity.
In Mexico, he has yet to find the stunning form that earned him 27 goals in 34 games for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch 2015-16 season, with six in 21 this season.