Despite setting up Tottenham’s opening goal against Middlesbrough, striker Vincent Janssen evidently didn’t do much to impress Ruud Gullit.
Speaking on Match of the Day on Saturday night, the Dutch legend wasn’t particularly complimentary of his compatriot when asked to discuss his contribution to Spurs’ win at the Riverside Stadium.
Janssen scored his first goal for the club in midweek in the EFL Cup, and although he wasn’t able to follow that up with an effort in the league, it was a decent performance from the 22-year-old as he set up Heung-Min Son’s first goal of the afternoon.
However, it wasn’t enough to impress Gullit who had this to say about the Dutchman’s performance: “He comes in places where he can never score goals. He works so hard for the team, that he forgets to score.”
And on the assist, Janssen was criticised for being “in a bad spot to score a goal.”
Unsurprisingly, Spurs fans weren’t impressed with Gullit’s assessment, and made their feelings clear on social media after the programme aired.
I do think Gullit's analysis of Janssen is fair… but bloody hell, he works hard. #COYS
— Mark (@DeadlyTee) September 25, 2016
As good a player as Gullit was he's a clueless pundit, laying into Janssen for what was superb centre forward play for Son's 1st goal???
— Mark Pipe (@Pipey78) September 25, 2016
Agree with Gullit, Janssen setting up team mates for goals that end up winning a game is a DISGRACE & his 3 and 1/2 games have convinced me
— Tom (@Tomfoins87) September 25, 2016
Incisive stuff from Gullit on #motd. Let's do a passage on how bad Vincent Janssen is. First up here's some great hold up play and an assist
— Dan Thomas (@DannyT78) September 24, 2016