VINCENT JANSSEN expressed his relief after finally scoring from open play for the first time since joining Tottenham Hotspur during their 6-0 rout of Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.
An injury to Harry Kane overshadowed a terrific performance from Tottenham, who outclassed Millwall in the last ever FA Cup tie at White Hart Lane to set up a showdown against Chelsea in the final four of the competition.
Son Heung-Min – who was allegedly subjected to racist chanting by some of the Millwall fans – led the way with a hat-trick, while Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli also got their names on the scoresheet.
But the loudest cheers of the afternoon were reserved for Janssen’s goal.
The striker has struggled to make an impact at Spurs since signing from AZ Alkmaar last summer – with all four of his previous goals for the club having come from the penalty spot – and he was delighted to have found the target.
“The crowd reaction to the goal was fantastic,” Jansson said. “It’s nice to see they were so happy for me. I’ve worked hard for that moment and it was nice to see the boys happy for me as well.
“If you are a footballer that’s what you want to hear and thanks to the fans, it was amazing. It’s fantastic how they support me and I really like that, I really appreciate it. It’s amazing to play and hear your name being sung.
“We really wanted to go through. We want to win trophies, we’re in the semi-final now and we have to go on and continue our form.”