‘Hard to show that’ – Former Spurs man seems to aim another dig at the club

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Steven Bergwijn has seemingly hinted that he was unable to demonstrate his eye for goal at Tottenham since he was not handed enough opportunities to do so.

Bergwijn did produce some memorable moments in a Tottenham shirt during his two-and-a-half-year stint at the club, but those moments were quite few and far between.

The 24-year-old struggled for game time, particularly after Antonio Conte arrived at Spurs in the November of last year, and it did not come as a surprise when the winger joined Ajax in a deal worth €31.25m (£26.8m) this summer.

The Netherlands international has been on fire since his move, having found the back of the net seven times in six matches across all competitions so far (Transfermarkt).

Bergwijn currently has the joint most goals in the Eredivisie this season along with PSV Eindhoven duo Cody Gakpo and Xavi Simons.

When asked about the start he has made to the season, the winger seemingly took a shot at his formal employers.

Bergiwjn told Algemeen Dagblad (05/09/22 – as relayed by Sport Witness): “I’ve always had the ability to score. But if you don’t play, it’s hard to show that.

“I’m not working on that [being the top scorer this season]. I don’t have a certain number of goals in my head that I should achieve. 

“The most important thing is to continue like this. I look at the complete picture and just want to win.”

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Bergwijn did deserve more opportunities in the second half of last season particularly after Tottenham pulled the plug on his move to Ajax during the January transfer window.

However, having said that, with us being out of all the cup competitions at the time, Conte was right to play his best team every week and the 24-year-old was never going to get in ahead of Son, Kane or Kulusevski.

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