Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho has now directly responded to the social media abuse aimed towards Steven Bergwijn this week.
Bergwijn has been Mourinho’s man of choice to play alongside Harry Kane and Heung-min Son recently for big games against Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool. However, he is yet to find the back of the net across all competitions so far this season (TransferMarkt).
The abuse took place after Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat away to Liverpool at Anfield, during which Bergwijn missed two one-on-ones, either of which would have put the Lilywhites in the lead.
Harry Kane was also guilty of missing arguably a better chance than either of Bergwijn’s on the day, with a late Roberto Firmino header sealing Tottenham’s fate.
Reports then emerged that Bergwijn had disabled comments on his Instagram profile, potentially to prevent further abuse from supporters.
This appears to have been confirmed by Mourinho in his press conference today, as the Spurs boss was asked about said abuse and already seemed aware of the situation.
Alasdair Gold reported on Twitter under the heading ‘Mourinho on the social media abuse towards Steven Bergwijn’, to which the Special One responded: “I don’t know what I can do apart from the player knowing that in this club we are all together.
“We lose, we win and we draw all together. He has us and we have him.
“He’s one of my boys. Period. There’s no point for me to individualise. He’s a good professional and he gives everything he can for the team.”
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