Vorm tips new teammate Janssen to be a success at White Hart Lane

The Dutch shot-stopper is backing his countryman to make a positive impact.

Vorm tips new teammate Janssen to be a success at White Hart Lane
Vorm in Spurs action (photo: Getty Images)

Michel Vorm has tipped his international teammate Vincent Janssen to be a success at Tottenham Hotspur, after the Lilywhites sealed their £18million move for his signature on Tuesday morning.

Janssen, who will now line up with Vorm at international and domestic level, signed a four-year-contract to keep him in North London until 2020.

Having been away with each other with the Netherlands as recently as March, when Janssen scored in a win over England at Wembley, Vorm has seen his new clubmate's talents up close.

27 goals? A good player, says Vorm

Speaking to Spurs' official website, Vorm explained that he'd already heard about Janssen's talents before seeing him up close in March, remarking - "obviously when you score 27 goals in the Dutch league you're a good player".

Vorm first saw Janssen up close when Holland travelled to play England in March (photo: Getty)
Vorm first saw Janssen up close when Holland travelled to play England in March (photo: Getty)

Spurs' back-up 'keeper went on to praise Janssen for being "someone who has improved himself every year", stating that the reason for such an improvement is testament to his "potential and mentality".

Vorm says Janssen will fit into the philosophy

The new signing will be hoping to hit the ground running at his new club, and potentially rival Harry Kane for a spot as Mauricio Pochettino's favoured striker. Vorm seems to think that he's capable of doing so, quipping; "As a young, talented player I think he will fit straight into our philosophy."

Going into slightly more detail about his playing style, Vorm said that "he's very strong with a good shot and an amazing work ethic", praising him for the ability to "shoot well with either foot".

"I think he's good signing", said Vorm, adding - "We’re talking about a young, hungry, talented Dutch international who has scored a lot of times already so I think he’s a very good signing.”