Steven Bergwijn announced himself in sensational fashion to the Tottenham faithful after he was thrown straight into the team against Manchester City by Jose Mourinho just a few days after completing a move from PSV Eindhoven.
The 22-year-old unleashed his trademark celebration after seeing his brilliant volley hit the net against City and revealed after the game that it was a dream come true to score on his Premier League debut.
The Dutch international has been tipped to have a big future in the game and he certainly couldn’t have made a better start to his career at Tottenham.
If he can replicate the same form he has shown at PSV in the last couple of years, then the Lilywhites certainly have a brilliant prospect on their hands by the looks of it.
He was once again impressive during Tottenham’s 3-2 win at Aston Villa yesterday afternoon and earned his side a penalty after VAR decided that he was fouled in the box by Bjorn Engels.
Bergwijn has now opened up on the sacrifices his parents made in order to help him achieve his dream of moving to the Premier League.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Tottenham’s newest arrival said: “Without my dad, mum and siblings I wouldn’t be here. Everything they did for me, I’m so thankful.
“When I first joined PSV I drove with my dad from Almeira near Amsterdam to Eindhoven every day, I’d wake up at 6 in the morning and go there, train, do school every day. When I was training my dad slept in the car.
“But I always believed I would make it in the end. The teachers in school always said, ‘if you’re not a professional footballer what will you do’, but I told them I would be.”
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While it is still early days for Bergwijn at Spurs, he seems to be a fairly grounded individual which bodes well for his chances of succeeding with us. He will likely take some time to adapt to the league but he certainly looks like he is strong enough to cope with the demands of English football.
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