In a storming game for Spurs in which four different players scored an unanswered six goals against Millwall, one man stood out.
Not hat-trick scorer Heung-Min Son, although his performance was stellar. No, we’re talking about Vincent Janssen.
Janssen has appeared 30 times for Spurs and has only scored from penalties, so needless to say he will be relieved.
The anticipation began to build when fans spotted him warming up to come on.
ALERT! Vincent Janssen is about to come on!
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) March 12, 2017
Vincent Janssen is being prepared to come on – this is not a drill! #COYS
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) March 12, 2017
Janssen getting more than 5 minuets what is this?!
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) March 12, 2017
Then the time came. Son shrugged off defenders and passed to Janssen, who made a left-footed strike straight into goal.
Moment of the match. The reaction of his teammates, the massive cheers of the crowd and the smile on Vincent Janssen's face. Beautiful.
— James Harris (@JamesCHarris97) March 12, 2017
Chants of “He scores when he wants” rang out across the stadium after the long-anticipated goal, which came in the 79th minute.
He scores when he wants, he scores when he wantssss, Vincent Janssen, he scores when he wants 🎵
— Craig Mitch (@CraigxMitch) March 12, 2017
Seeing the whole team congratulating Janssen… pic.twitter.com/QOzWCjVqNT
— Bobby McGill (@eaglemcgill) March 12, 2017
I am an eyewitness of Vincent Janssen's first open play goal for Spurs.
— Raphael Harris (@rapharris_) March 12, 2017
Those who couldn’t be there in person took to Twitter to revel in Janssen’s glory.
⚠️ *THIS IS NOT A DRILL* ⚠️
— bet365 (@bet365) March 12, 2017
Vincent Janssen just scored from open play pic.twitter.com/TwpmF6V1Od
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) March 12, 2017
glad janssen banged on in :) never nice to see one of our players struggle hopefully it's the boost he needed
— ✯ DAN ✯ (@D_3_L_B_O_Y) March 12, 2017
And possibly got a little over-optimistic.
Janssen to get double figures from now to the end of the season and win us the premier league.
— Connor (@ConnorShacklock) March 12, 2017
@TomMcCarthy_ he might go on to score thirty next year now if you slag him off, it did Wanyama the world of good 😉
— Jonny Alcoque (@JonnyAlcoque) March 12, 2017
One outfield goal and the commentators acting like Janssen isnt only the best thing since sliced bread, he has in fact eclipsed sliced bread
— Sam (@SamJBaptiste) March 12, 2017
The result sees Spurs go through to the semi-final of the FA Cup.