Mourinho reveals why Steven Bergwijn has been unable to train properly at times

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Jose Mourinho has revealed that Steven Bergwijn has been unable to train properly on a consistent basis due to small physical problems.

The Tottenham head coach pointed out that Bergwijn was holding his adductor in the final minutes against Leeds United this afternoon.

The Dutch winger has apparently been struggling with multiple problems, meaning that he is unable to train at his full potential or play with high intensity.

Bergwijn played the full 90 minutes against Leeds in the 3-0 victory today, serving as a thorn in the side of Bielsa throughout.

The attacker won the penalty that got Spurs up and running in the first half, while coming close to adding a goal of his own on a couple of occasions.

While the goals are still missing from Bergwijn’s game, Mourinho has backed the former PSV man to score once his condition improves, adding that he is already giving good things to the team in general.

He said (Football London): “Yeah, we need him to score goals. Of course, we know he has the ability to do that. If you go back one year, his first match and he scored an amazing goal. We know that he has the ability to do that.

“He’s accumulating also physical problems. I don’t know if you could see but even in the last 10 minutes he was touching his groin, he was touching his adductor.

“He’s having problems that are stopping him now and again from training properly and at high intensity so he’s suffering a little bit.

“But of course he gives very good things to the team. I believe the goals will arrive if his condition improves.”

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