Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen insists he will not complain to Mauricio Pochettino about lack of game time

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Vincent Janssen says he has no reason to complain to Mauricio Pochettino about his lack of game time this season - as long as Tottenham keep winning.

Janssen joined Spurs from AZ Alkmaar last summer but has failed to replicate the blistering form which saw him crowned the Eredivisie's top scorer last term.

The 22-year-old has scored just one goal from open play for the north Londoners and has found himself restricted to a bit-part role in recent weeks.

Harry Kane's absence due to an ankle injury could see Janssen called upon regularly during the run-in but the Netherlands international is adamant he will not moan if he is overlooked.

"I feel bad for Harry Kane and the club because he's a vital player for us, but I hope I can play more minutes now," Janssen told the Daily Mail.

"I will not complain to the manager because we're second in the league, in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and almost never lose a match.

"If we keep on winning I don't have any reason to complain, but I have to keep working hard. I am very happy to be part of all this success."

Meanwhile, Heung-min Son is expected to lead Tottenham's frontline ahead of Janssen for this afternoon's trip to Burnley.

The South Korean offers significantly more mobility than his Dutch colleague and Janssen has reiterated that he will support Pochettino's team selection at Turf Moor, hailing the collective as more important than individual gain.

"I just hope I can give positive energy to the squad. I support my team-mates wherever they need it and if someone else plays instead of me, I'm fully behind him.

"I just give everything during the training and hope for a chance," added the Dutchman.

Kane's ongoing absence is a huge blow for Spurs but the striker is hopeful he will be able to return in time to face Chelsea in next month's FA Cup final.

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