Vincent Janssen’s move from AZ Alkmaar to Spurs appears to be imminent and his statistics suggest that the club will be getting a very good striker for their money.
A brilliant article by Remon Hendriksen has highlighted Jansenn’s qualities and uses stats very effectively to make the argument that he is a complete striker.
Janssen’s tally of 27 goals last season was remarkable for the fact that he only scored six of them before the Eredivisie winter-break. A newcomer to the top-flight in Holland, once Janssen had adapted to the new level he found himself at, the goals simply wouldn’t stop flowing as these statistics demonstrate.
Janssen’s accuracy is evident from the fact that he managed to outscore his expected goals tally. Expected goals are calculated from the average amount of goals you’d foresee being scored from the number of shots taken by a player, or team. In the second-half of last season, the actual number of goals scored by Janssen (21) exceeded the total he was expected to achieve (17).
Another interesting statistic from the article is a breakdown of how Janssen scored his goals. It reveals a player who is very comfortable with both feet. Though he scored the majority of his goals with his left foot, Janssen also scored a good number with his right. When compared to other Eredivisie attackers, it’s noticeable that he’s far more two-footed than the majority.
The article by Hendriksen looks into Janssen’s stats in more detail and we urge you to read it by clicking here.