Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn has spoken to the press about his current run of poor form at Ajax, and insists it is not a problem.

Bergwijn joined Spurs in January 2020 from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven. Despite some flashes of brilliance, the young attacker never really got going in North London.

He made 83 appearances for Spurs, scoring just eight goals and contributing ten assists (Transfermarkt).

Finding himself on the peripheries of Antonio Conte’s squad, Bergwijn looked set to leave the club in January 2022, but a move to Ajax didn’t materialise at that time. The Netherlands attacker finally secured the switch to the Eredivisie side in the summer.

After a strong start to the campaign with Ajax, which saw Bergwijn register eight goals in his first month (Transfermarkt), the purple patch came to an abrupt end.

Before last night’s Champions League clash with Napoli, Bergwijn had gone a month without hitting the back of the net and questions had started to be asked of him. Luckily, he did manage to score against Napoli to end a bad run of form.

Speaking to Ajax Report before the game, Bergwijn appeared calm about the drop in his output.

He said: “This is also part of football, it cannot always be an upward trend. Everyone has better phases and lesser phases. I just train hard every day; it will work itself out.”

“At the moment it’s just not going the way it did at the start of the season, that has nothing to do with other players. It goes with peaks and troughs; you always have that in football. This is part of top sport.”

Spurs Web Opinion

How quickly things can change in football. Just last month, it seemed Spurs had dropped the ball in letting Bergwijn leave after his prolific start to the season with Ajax, and now he’s being condemned for failing to score.

Either way, I don’t think Bergwijn had a future at Spurs. Still, we wish him all the best and hope his form picks up again soon.

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