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TBR View: Tottenham attacker Steven Bergwijn needs to be used more

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TBR View: Tottenham attacker Steven Bergwijn needs to be used more

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho does have a number of quality attacking options available to him in his squad, which is why selecting a starting XI each week is no easy task.

But it does look like Steven Bergwijn is one man that was perhaps overlooked a tad at the back end of last season, especially as fixtures were being played on such a regular basis and rotation was a future.

The Dutch winger started just one of the last six games of the Premier League season and even in that game he was pulled at half-time.

Bergwijn was signed by Spurs in January 2020 from PSV Eindhoven and there is every chance his £27million deal (BBC) could turn out to be a bargain further down the line.

The 22-year-old has shown so far at the club that he’s an explosive attacker that is dangerous on the wing with both feet and he marked his debut with a memorable goal in a win over Manchester City.

 

He is a speedster currently away on international duty with his country and after some decent pre-season displays it will be intriguing to see how he features at the beginning of the new 2020/21 Premier League campaign.

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Bergwijn has managed three goals in his 16 Spurs appearances so far across all competitions, but he’s only completed the full 90 minutes on four occasions.

There could be a case to say that Mourinho has eased him into his career in English football and is still waiting for a greater impact from him, but he needs a run of starts to build some momentum and he’s at times looked a much bigger threat than usual starter Lucas Moura.

Bergwijn is going to have a sizeable task trying to become a nailed-on starter in the Spurs team and needs to make the most of every opportunity he gets.

But the speed machine looks like he’s tailor-made for the Premier League with his directness and intelligent movement, so he’s certainly a figure that Mourinho should look more towards.

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