Video: Steven Bergwijn fires Holland to World Cup qualification

Steven Bergwijn
Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Steven Bergwijn was the hero for the Netherlands this evening after his goal secured his country a place in next year’s World Cup finals in Qatar.

The Dutch headed into their fixture against Norway in a three-way shootout for automatic World Cup qualification in Group G between themselves, their opponents, and Turkey.

A Norwegian win could have seen Louis van Gaal’s side miss out on a World Cup spot altogether depending on Turkey’s result against Montenegro.

With the score level at 0-0 in the 84th minute, Arnaut Danjuma fed the ball across the box to Bergwijn, who fired a shot high into the net.

Bergwijn turned provider in injury time when a Norway corner was cleared and the Dutch launched a counter-attack which saw the Spurs man set up Memphis Depay unselfishly and the forward made no mistake to ensure all three points and a place at the top of the group table.

SpursWeb Opinion

After missing out on a place in the Dutch squad for Euro 2020, hopefully, this goal will give Bergwijn the confidence boost he needs at Spurs, heading into this weekend’s match against Leeds United.

Have something to tell us about this article?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.