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Vincent Janssen has an “El Toro” celebration at Monterrey

This is a Vincent Janssen blog now.

Monterrey v Necaxa - Playoffs Torneo Apertura 2019 Liga MX Photo by Alfredo Lopez/Jam Media/Getty Images

Vincent Janssen is no longer a player at Tottenham Hotspur, but darned if we’re not still totally enamored with him and his game here at Cartilage Free Captain. The Dutch striker never quite fit in under Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs and was sold to Liga MX side Monterrey this summer after basically being banished to the U23s for a couple of years, although he had a brief resurgence at the end of last season when Spurs were hobbled by injuries.

And since his move to Mexico, he’s done really, really well! Janssen started out as an impact substitute and that’s probably still his role, but he’s also started his fair share of games for Los Rayados. Last night scored his tenth goal of the season in a 2-1 win over Necaxa in the first leg of the Liga MX playoff semifinals.

Rayados fans have given him a nickname — “El Toro” (The Bull). Do they have bulls in the Netherlands? I don’t think they do. But never mind, because today, we also found out that he even has a goal celebration.

Look, I don’t know if he would’ve found a place in Tottenham’s team under Jose Mourinho or not. Probably not. But I gotta say, it’s super gratifying to see him finding success with another club, even if it’s far away in Mexico and not Europe. Good for El Toro Thicc.