Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen insists his situation at the club remains the same and is satisfied with his first-team prospects.

Janssen, 22, was brought to White Hart Lane during the summer transfer window to ease some of the goal scoring responsibility on Harry Kane, who spent the 2015-16 season as the club's only specialist centre forward.

An ankle injury which sidelined the England international for almost two months saw Janssen handed the opportunity to lead the line for his new club. But his minimal impact – having failed to score from open play yet – coupled with Kane's goal-scoring return against Arsenal on Sunday suggests he is about to fall down the pecking order again.

The former AZ Alkmaar star is not concerned, however, insisting he has known since the summer he would be going head-to-head with Kane for a starting role.

"I have played more than sitting on the bench," he told Voetbal International. "When I signed for this club, I already knew that Harry Kane was there."

Janssen has scored twice for Spurs from the penalty spot this season. While Mauricio Pochettino sometimes chose to select Son Heung-min as a centre forward instead of the Dutchman during Kane's absence, he has been hugely impressed with the work his new signing has put in since arriving in north London and insists the club will be patient with him.

He said in late October: "We are very happy with him. We need to understand that he's 22, he's come in from the Netherlands, a different league, and always we need to give time. But one thing is clear, that he is a player who works a lot, who is always involved and the commitment he shows in every game and every training session is fantastic."