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Janssen determined to take his Tottenham chance in Kane's absence

Goal.com logo Goal.com 01-04-2017

Vincent Janssen feels for Tottenham team-mate Harry Kane but is determined to shine in his injury-enforced absence.

Spurs saw their star striker pick up an injury during an FA Cup clash with London rivals Millwall.

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With Kane having suffered ankle ligament damage, he has been forced to take in a spell on the sidelines.

His presence will unquestionably be missed, as the club’s 24-goal top scorer, but the England international’s misfortune has played into the hands of Janssen.

The Dutchman has netted just five times since completing a £17 million transfer to White Hart Lane, but he is confident he can prove his worth in the Premier League if given a regular run in the side.

He said while away on international duty with the Netherlands: "First of all 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.

“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.

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“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.

"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."

While goals have been hard to come by in English football, Janssen retains full belief in his ability to pose a considerable threat in the final third of the field.

The man who netted 31 times in all competitions for AZ Alkmaar last season added: "I don't need any mental support or anything.

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“If I get a chance to score, I still feel the same. A chance is a chance and I'm aware of my qualities.

“If I get a ball in my feet I will shoot it in. I will not think: 'I haven't scored for three months.' I have enough confidence to stay focused.”

Tottenham return to domestic action on Saturday with a trip to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.

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