Mauricio Pochettino remains hopeful Tottenham Hotspur summer signing Vincent Janssen's first goal can help him gain confidence to become the main striker after Harry Kane's injury setback. He was on the scoresheet for the north London club in their 5-0 League Cup victory over Gillingham on 21 September.

The 22-year-old moved to White Hart Lane from AZ Alkmaar and has started in three matches played in all competitions so far. Christian Eriksen's brace gave Tottenham a lead and it was extended when the Dutch international converted from the spot kick before Josh Onomah and Erik Lamela got their names on the scoresheet.

Kane picked up an injury in Spurs' 1-0 victory over Sunderland. The Guardian reports the England international is set to be out for eight weeks with a ligament damage and in his absence, Janssen will be the first choice striker for the former Southampton manager.

Pochettino admitted that it was important for the Dutchman to feel confident for Tottenham's upcoming fixtures, especially with Kane recovering on the sidelines.

"Now that Harry Kane's injured, he is our main striker and it's important for his confidence for the next few games," Pochettino explained, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"Always I allow them to take the ball and whoever feels more confidence to shoot, but I remember in the national team against England he took the ball and took the penalty. I think that it was important for him, to feel the love from the supporters."

"For a striker, always the difficult thing is to create chances but he has a lot of chances to score today. He was unlucky."

Vincent Janssen
Vincent Janssen moved to Tottenham from AZ Alkmaar in the summer Getty

"The important thing is that he got into the box and he created a lot of chances. For the future, it's important that he feels confidence and for the team, it will help a lot for us."