Miss of the SEASON? Spurs flop Vincent Janssen misses open-goal howler in action for Mexican side Monterrey… despite having already scored to help his side to victory
- Vincent Janssen helped his Monterrey side to a 3-1 win over Pantoja on Friday
- His miss in the 74th minute was the standout moment from the game though
- The Dutchman was squared the ball two yards from goal, with the keeper missing
- Janssen somehow fumbled and put the ball wide in an unbeatable howler
Tottenham fans were never likely to miss Vincent Janssen, but seeing the Dutchman’s astonishing open-goal clanger 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 up on aggregate.
Then came an un-missable chance to make it 3-1 on the night. A low cross came in which beat the diving keeper, leaving Janssen unmarked inside the six-yard-box. It was almost too easy.
Vincent Janssen missed an open-goal howler for Monterrey on Friday against Atletico Pantoja
A low cross came in which beat the goalkeeper, but the striker somehow hit it with his heel
The Dutchman’s team-mates could barely believe the open-goal miss from barely two yards
The Dutchman watched it onto his boot but the ball made contact with his heel, bouncing agonisingly wide. The striker lunged after the ball but it was far too late, and his team-mates were left stunned.
The clanger shoots into position as a front-runner for miss of the season, and another moment Janssen will wish to forget.
The forward bounced-back to set up the final goal of the night, with Jesus Gallardo scoring to send the Liga MX side through.
Jansson scored the Mexican side’s second on the night, before recovering to assist the third
Janssen’s disastrous Premier League move saw him go down as one of Spurs’ worst ever transfers, scoring just twice in the top-flight.
The £18m signing managed 27 appearances in his debut season as Mauricio Pochettino was left without star man Harry Kane for long periods of the campaign, but the Dutchman never looked like seizing his golden opportunity.
In Mexico he’s yet to re-find the stunning form which bagged him 27 goals in 34 games for AZ Alkmaar in the 2015-16 Dutch season, with six in 21 this season.