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Janssen omitted from Spurs Champions League squad

Janssen was not included in the 21-man group. Credit: PA

Vincent Janssen's Tottenham career has been dealt another blow after the striker was left out of Mauricio Pochettino's Champions League squad.

Janssen was not included in the 21-man group announced on Monday while Erik Lamela, who has been out since last October with a hip injury, was another notable absentee.

Lamela's omission will prompt fresh concerns about the Argentinian's long-awaited recovery but more surprising was the decision to overlook Janssen, who cost Spurs £18.5million to sign from AZ Alkmaar just over a year ago.

Janssen has managed only six goals in 39 club appearances since then and his dwindling status was demonstrated by Tottenham spending £14m on another striker, Fernando Llorente, at the end the of the transfer window last Thursday.

Llorente and fellow forward Son Heung-min will provide cover for Harry Kane as Spurs face Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL in Group H.

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