FORGOTTEN striker Vincent Janssen made his first Tottenham appearance since August 2017 – and nobody looked as excited as Eric Dier.
The 24-year-old was sent on in the 80th minute by Mauricio Pochettino with the North London side drawing 0-0 with Brighton at home.
Sky Sports3 Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier looked delighted as Vincent Janssen prepared to come on
👻 – After 20 months out, it's the return of Vincent [email protected] is certainly excited! 🤩
See if the substitute can make an impact against @OfficialBHAFC live on Sky Sports PL now: https://t.co/BwfDRSznPD pic.twitter.com/5igu26ovXq
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 23, 2019
And just eight minutes after replacing Lucas Moura, Spurs took the lead as Christian Eriksen lashed his left-footed strike into the bottom corner.
The win for Tottenham is a major boost in their hopes to finish in the Champions League places, as they now sit three points above Chelsea in fourth.
But it was Dier's reaction to seeing Janssen coming on that sent social media wild, with the England international fiendishly grinning as he slapped his thighs.
Janssen was shipped off on loan to Turkish side Fenerbahce last season, and wasn't even given a squad number when he returned to the club last summer.
But he has forced his way back into first-team contention after shaking off an ankle injury, and will now push for more minutes in the closing stages of the season.
Commenting on Dier's reaction, one fan tweeted: "The gif of Dier getting overly excited over Janssen coming on has probably just made me night. He is just adorable in it."
Another commented: "Get you a friend that is excited for you as Dier is for Janssen."
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While one said: "Eric Dier is basically all of us seeing Janssen coming on."
Another posted: "Loved seeing Eric Dier, the other Spurs subs & the Spurs coaches excited and cheering on Janssen as he's being subbed on. Really shows the solidarity in the squad."
One simply stated: "Dier laughing at Janssen coming on. I love this squad."
Sky Sports3 Dutch striker Janssen was making his first Spurs appearance since August 2017
Sky Sports3 Social media was sent into meltdown over Dier's reaction on the bench