‘Takes these setbacks to heart’ – Alasdair Gold reveals what he’s heard about Steven Bergwijn

Steven Bergwijn
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Alasdair Gold has revealed that Steven Bergwijn takes his setbacks at Spurs to heart when he does not get game time instead of knuckling down and trying to prove to Antonio Conte that he deserves to be playing.

Bergwijn has made a case for himself whenever opportunities have come his way but the Netherlands international continues to struggle to get minutes under his belt at Spurs.

Conte admitted last week that perhaps the 24-year-old has been handed as many minutes as he deserves, which the Spurs boss put down to the quality of attacking options at his disposal (Football.London).

The former PSV Eindhoven man admitted recently that he expects to leave Tottenham in the summer in search of regular game time (AD).

According to The Athletic, the Spurs winger is attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs, as well as teams across the continent, ahead of the summer transfer window.

Gold revealed that, unlike Matt Doherty, who worked hard when he was left out of the team, Bergwijn tends to go into his shell.

The journalist said on his YouTube channel (starting at 32:38): “From what I hear from people behind the scenes at Spurs, he, how do I put this in the best way?

“Matt Doherty when he wasn’t being picked would go away and work incredibly hard and get Conte’s attention, with Bergwijn, from what I understand from people in the club and those who work with him, he lets it get to him, when he’s not in the team he feels it and I get it, I do get it, he takes these setbacks to heart.”

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I think Bergwijn is justified in feeling hard done by, given that he has taken the opportunities that have come his way.

I was baffled by Conte’s decision to leave it until so late to bring him on against Brighton and to not use him against Brentford, despite our forwards’ struggles in both matches.

That might have been the final nail in the coffin for the former PSV Eindhoven man’s Spurs career.

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