Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn says he can’t wait to finally play competitively alongside Harry Kane ahead of Spurs’ Premier League campaign resuming this Friday (Sky Sports).
The 22-year-old joined Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham on 29 January from PSV Eindhoven for a reported £27million fee (BBC Sport) on a contract until the summer of 2025.
Bergwijn’s Spurs debut came on 2 February against Manchester City and it could hardly have gone any better as he opened the scoring for his new side with a stunning volley en route to a 2-0 win.
However, the Dutchman is yet to play competitively alongside Spurs talisman Kane, who had been out of action since New Year’s Day with a hamstring injury.
With English football being suspended for three months, Kane, Bergwijn, Son Heung-min and Moussa Sissoko have all since recovered from their respective injuries.
And with Spurs returning to action this Friday against Manchester United, Bergwijn is relishing the chance to finally line up alongside players he’s admired for some time.
“I can’t wait to play with Kane, he’s a fantastic striker,” he told Sky Sports. “He scores goals so easily, it’s fantastic to see.
“When I was at PSV, you watch Premier League and you see Kane and Son score the goals, and now I’m here with them it’s fantastic.”
Prior to the suspension of English football, Tottenham were in dire straits as injuries to key players threatened to derail their entire season.
Kane, Son, Sissoko and Bergwijn were all on the sidelines, Mourinho was without a senior striker, and the whole team looked tired and unbalanced.
By the time the shutdown came, Spurs had gone six games without a win, out of the FA Cup and Champions League, and slipped to eighth in the Premier League.
Tottenham’s personnel situation is now much improved, with all four back to full fitness.
And with none other than Manchester United coming to town this Friday, Spurs could hardly get a better occasion to show off what a fully-fit team is capable of.